Ms. Ory Okolloh is Google’s Policy Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a co-founder of Ushahidi and served as the organization’s Executive Director from inception until December 2010. Ory is also the co-founder of Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament. Ms. Okolloh graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was previously a summer associate in Covington and Burling, Washington DC and a Chayes Fellow at theWorld Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity. Ory is a frequent speaker at conferences including TED, World Economic Forum, Poptech, CGI, Techonomy, Mobile Web Africa, and the Monaco Media Forum on issues around citizen journalism, the role of technology in Africa, and the role of young people in reshaping the future of Africa.
Ory currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband and her three daughters.