• Shannon Spanhake

    Deputy Innovation Officer in the Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee for City & County of San Francisco

    Shannon Spanhake is the Deputy Innovation Officer for the City and County of San Francisco in the Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee. She aims to drive economic growth and government efficiency with innovation. Prior to this role, she was at a startup founded with her patented civic technology, which she was recognized in “100 Women Innovating Science and Technology” by the Grace Hopper Foundation and was a semifinalist in the Buckminster Fuller Inventor competition. Additionally, she has worked in India, Peru, Mexico and other emerging economies to unleash the transformative power of innovation to solve complex problems. She has a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, an MFA from UCSD and is enrolled in the London School of Economics and Political Science PhD program.


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