Daniel Marks is a Black queer digital organizer and 2019-2020 Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. There, he is exploring the challenges networked social movements have when using tools like artificial intelligence Messenger chatbots to engage with their diverse audiences. Daniel also serves as a Digital Manager at Color Of Change. He helps lead membership engagement, public education, innovation, and growth – reaching millions of Black people and allies nationwide through digital ads. At Color Of Change PAC, he creates geo-targeted canvassing, SMS, and phone scripts in order to reach low propensity Black voters. These scripts have helped elect new progressives including Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell — making justice a clearer reality for Black people.
Prior to joining Color Of Change, Daniel worked at the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program. There, he conducted research on the school-to-prison pipeline and analyzed debtors’ prisons court records to support litigation. Daniel graduated from American University as a Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar and Public Policy International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow.