Dave Guarino

Hi, I'm Dave.

I work on reducing friction in social safety net programs, and using technology as a lever on that problem.

I spent 5 years building GetCalFresh — from founding engineer to Director — starting with helping 1 person apply for food stamps, and ending having helped about a million people apply. I learned a lot from the folks we helped.

I spend a lot of time thinking about how the friction in the design and delivery of safety net benefits has a rationing effect on who gets those benefits.

I live in San Francisco, but am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I went to UC Berkeley.

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