Arielle Goren leads Special Projects for the Policy & Communication Team at Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Prior to joining Uber, she spent a decade in state, local and federal politics and government, working on many campaigns and serving as head speechwriter to US Senator Chuck Schumer, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an honors degree in International Studies. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Recent Alumni Award and accepted a nomination for membership to the University’s Second Decade Society. Arielle lives in San Francisco with her husband — a resident in cardiothoracic surgery and post-doctoral fellow at Stanford — their baby, Oliver, and their lovable rescue dog, Juno. She is very fond of caftans and has a fascination with falconry.