Zachary Hecht, Policy Director

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Zachary is the Policy Director for Tech:NYC. Prior to joining Tech:NYC, Zachary served as the Policy Director to New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, who chaired the Council’s Oversight and Investigations Unit.

Previously, he also served as the Legislative and Budget Director to Council Member James Vacca, the chair of the Council’s Technology Committee, playing a key role in the formulation and passage of New York City’s first-in-the-nation algorithmic accountability legislation. 

Zachary holds a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and a MSc in Digital Anthropology from University College London. At UCL he examined the ways emergent digital technologies impact everyday life and did fieldwork with a community of vegan activists based in London, analyzing the ways they deployed technological tools.