Doug Rand serves as Senior Advisor to the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the Department of Homeland Security that administers lawful immigration to the United States, with over 20,000 employees working at more than 200 offices around the world.
Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), directing the Technology and Innovation Initiative at the intersection of immigration policy and artificial intelligence (AI) in advancing the nation’s national security and economic growth.
Doug served in the Executive Office of the President between 2010-2017 as Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, with a portfolio spanning inclusive high-growth entrepreneurship, access to capital, clean energy innovation, commercialization of federally funded research, and high-skill immigration.
As an entrepreneur, Doug was the co-founder and president of Boundless, and the co-founder and CEO of Playscripts.
He is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management, and received Master’s and undergraduate degrees from Harvard, where he studied evolutionary biology.
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