Lindsay Poirier is a cultural anthropologist of data cultures, expertise, and infrastructure. Interlacing training in both ethnography and computer science, Poirier critically examines datasets and data infrastructures as ethnographic artifacts, while she also theorizes and implements alternative data models and platforms. Poirier has worked with the civic technology community in New York City to advocate for data publishing practices, curriculum, and legislation that promote civic engagement with the city’s open data program. At UC Davis, she teaches courses that unpack the cultural forces shaping the availability, structure, and governance of data in diverse civic domains - such as environmental health, criminal justice, and affordable housing. She also runs Hack for California - a weekly civic hack night at the UC Davis DataLab.