Shannon Arvizu PhD

Senior Advisor To the Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce

Dr. Shannon Arvizu is a sociologist who combines 20 years of expertise in organizational change management, social science, and systems-thinking to support evidence-based policymaking efforts. In her role within the Office of the CDO at the Department of Commerce, she facilitates efforts to improve the use of data for federal programs aimed at increasing equitable outcomes and opportunities for communities across the country. She also leads two Equitable Data Communities of Practice - one for data practitioners within the DOC and one for practitioners within the larger federal landscape - aimed at building capacity for more rigorous government program design. In addition, Dr. Arvizu is a Georgetown Faculty Fellow in the Tech & Society group and the founder of Epic Teams, a leading consultancy in the field of agile organizational performance.