A portrait Dr. Ziegler taken on a city street.

Dr. Kortney Ziegler is a serial entrepreneur and social engineer who strives to “create tech that improves the lives of vulnerable individuals.” He is the Race & Technology Practitioner Fellow at Stanford University, as well as an entrepreneur at Ideas42 Ventures. He is also the CEO and founder of WellMoney, which is a money sharing community that helps people experiencing financial hardships.

Dr. Ziegler was the first person to earn a Ph.D. in African-American studies from Northwestern University. He is also a transgender man and filmmaker who created Still Black: a Portrait of Black Transmen.

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