Nik Marda is passionate about helping governments harness and regulate emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. He approaches these challenges from both technical and policy perspectives. Nik has built tech for the National Institutes of Health, an AI startup, and research published at a top conference in human-computer interaction. He has also worked on tech policy for Senator Amy Klobuchar, the National Security Commission on AI, the Tech Talent Project, and Stanford’s FSI Cyber Initiative. On campus, Nik holds leadership positions in a variety of student organizations working on public interest tech, and he also serves on advisory boards for the Haas Center and the Center for Security and Emerging Technology’s Foretell project. In recognition of this leadership and commitment to service, Nik was recently awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in nature, practicing martial arts, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.