Efrem leads Code for America۪’s efforts to help governments better leverage user-centered design and agile software development to improve public services that help people find and keep employment. Prior to joining CfA in May 2015, Efrem was a manager of economic development at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation where he led EDC۪’s work on public policy, global strategic initiatives, and select industries, including life sciences, clean technology, and craft beer. He has also served as a Performance Auditor for the City of San Diego and as a board member of multiple organizations supporting leadership development, education, and community engagement. In his spare time, Efrem is an avid runner, snowboarder, and homebrewer. Efrem has a Bachelors of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.