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Mai-Ling Garcia
Digital Services Practice Director

Bloomberg Center for
Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins


Mai-Ling Garcia, Digital Director for the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University, leverages more than 15 years of experience working in cities, digital innovation, and public service to lead the Center’s digital practice and bring innovative digital solutions to cities across the globe. The former Head of Digital Strategy and Engagement for the City and County of San Francisco and Digital Engagement Officer for the City of Oakland and architect of its first Digital Service Team, Mai-Ling’s passion for creating innovative and efficient digital solutions that drive social impact has guided her work throughout her career. Mai-Ling also served as the e-Commerce and Marketing Manager for Back to the Roots, a start-up food organization, and led work to support veterans under the U.S. Department of Labor as a Veteran Employment Specialist.

A native of California, Mai-Ling holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics with a focus on cities.