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Gabriella Capone

Student Fellow

Capone is a JD/MBA candidate at Yale. She advocates for more equitable, elegant, and empirically-grounded governance through the use of technology and crowdsourcing.

She is a Graduate Fellow at The GovLab at NYU, where she led the launch of Crowd.Law, a hub for participatory and crowdsourced lawmaking. She is researching best practices in public problem-solving for GovLab’s City Challenges initiative. Capone is a Co-Organizer for Legal Hackers New York and part of the Supranational Democracy Network, and has presented on innovating public institutions at global gatherings in Costa Rica and Italy. In 2018, Apolitical named her an inaugural Young Thought Leader for her writings in governance innovation and public crowdsourcing.

Capone was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship by the U.S. Department of Education to analyze democratic practices in Italy and Europe. At Yale, she is a Forté Fellow, a Teaching Fellow in technology and privacy law, and has worked at Bridgewater Associates and at a fleet management start-up in the Urban-X Accelerator. Previously, she worked at Locus Analytics, helping to design, patent, and implement a novel platform for managing economic data. She also has experience in the Colombian public and non-profit sectors.

She received a B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College, concentrated in spatial analytics (GIS) and equity in urban policy, and served as student government president. Of Puerto Rican and Italian-American descent, Capone is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian and French. She tweets @thegabcap and @CrowdLawYale