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Anthea Watson Strong - Commissioner

Before joining Facebook, she worked on the Google's Civics team, building products that helped people access public services more efficiently and helped users engage in the civic process. Most recently, for the 2016 U.S. elections, her team launched features on Google search to help voters participate in the elections by registering to vote, researching candidates, and understanding the outcome and impact of the elections.

During the 2012 campaign cycle, she spent 12 months working as the Director of Voter Experience with the Obama technology team. Before joining the campaign, she ran an open data effort, the Voting Information Project—a nonpartisan effort to collect, standardize and distribute, through an open API, a nationwide database of polling locations and election related information.

She lives with her husband, Reid Strong, her son, Milo Strong, and her cat, Wallace. Reid is a civil rights attorney at the USDA, the kid is learning how to overcome child locks, and the cat spends his days being grumpy about life. When she’s not working or taking care of the baby, she likes to make cakes.





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