Humphrey Obuobi is a Graduate Student Researcher at the Possibility Lab, focusing on civic engagement and deliberative democracy. He is currently a Masters of Public Policy candidate at the Goldman School here at Berkeley, and previously earned his Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering and Computer Science at Harvard University.
His background is a mixture of technology, design and community organizing. Prior to joining the Possibility Lab, Humphrey was a product manager at Recidiviz, an organization working towards decarceration through the effective use of data and technology; there, he led the development of multiple public-facing dashboards and led the development of the digital infrastructure for Justice Counts, a national criminal justice data collection effort. Alongside that work, he supported the San Francisco Reparations effort in branding, public awareness, and organizing of housing demands. Much of his approach to collaborative problem solving was honed through work at IDEO and Google; he continues to take an empathetic, systems-oriented approach to developing new solutions alongside affected communities.
Humphrey is a proud resident of the Bay Area, and plans on being here for awhile. In their free time, you can find him enjoying a slow walk through a new neighborhood, journaling at a cafe, or idly beatboxing.