Transportation Access with Malcom Glenn (Ep. 200)

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Transportation Access with Malcom Glenn (Ep. 200)

Uber’s Malcom Glenn joined Joe Miller to discuss what Uber is doing to enhance transportation access in underserved communities.

Bio

Malcom Glenn (@malcomglenn) is a writer, speaker, and public policy and communications specialist.

Malcom is currently the Head of Global Policy for Accessibility and Underserved Communities at Uber Technologies in Washington, DC, where he leads Uber’s worldwide efforts to make the current and future platform more accessible for historically marginalized groups, spearheading the company’s work to improve outcomes for people with disabilities, low-income families, communities of color, rural residents, seniors, and returning citizens, among many other groups facing barriers to transportation or work.

Malcom is a member of the board of directors for BUILD Metro DC, an organization that helps high school students from low-income backgrounds learn entrepreneurship skills, graduate from high school, and attend college. He’s also on the board of directors for the World Institute on Disability, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into their communities. Malcom is a former fellow for the Transatlantic Digital Debates program, a joint venture of New America and the Global Public Policy Institute that’s focused on building more long-term transatlantic cooperation in the digital age, particularly between Germany and the United States.

Malcom is a former executive communications manager at Google in Mountain View, CA, where he developed strategic communications for two of Google’s Chief Financial Officers, the head of the company’s Access and Energy practice, as well as their respective leadership teams. 

Before joining Google, Malcom was the director of communications at the American Federation for Children, a leading national education advocacy organization focused on expanding educational options for children from low-income communities.

Malcom previously worked on issue campaigns at the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, where he helped organizations hone their messages.

A native of Denver, CO, Malcom graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in history, where he was the president of The Harvard Crimson, the nation’s oldest continuously published daily college newspaper.

Resources

Uber – Community

Uber – Accessibility

Malcom Glenn

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