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Dr. Jarah Meador


Jarah leads the crowdsourcing, citizen science and prize competition open innovation portfolio at GSA that includes the Challenge.Gov and Previously, she led the innovation sourcing program at the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation and this portfolio included prize competitions, broad agency announcements, and pay for success/social impact financing. The AAAS Science and Policy Technology Fellowship brought her to the federal government at the US Agency for International Development 10 years ago where she led a large-scale desalination technology development prize competition. Jarah earned her PhD in Cancer Biology at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and is an Air Force Veteran.

News and Events

Spotlight Chat

Challenge and Prize Spotlight Chat with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Hear from NIST Innovation and Legal teams on the benefits of engaging legal counsel and establishing a legal framework for challenges and prize competitions in an agency.
Apr 21, 2021
Federal Crowdsourcing

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 13: Securing Water for Food’s Crowdsourcing Culture

In this webinar, we discuss how to embed crowdsourcing into the culture of a program to the benefit of the project team, and its participants.
Aug 18, 2020

Agencies on a Mission to Match Service Members with Civilian Careers

The Veterans’ Employment Challenge is part of a larger government-wide initiative to support workforce development. Submissions close January 24, 2020.
Jan 21, 2020

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2:

Need help solving a problem? Join to learn how federal agencies can use prize competitions to reach innovators in novel ways.
May 14, 2019