Tiffani Ashley Bell is the founder and executive director of The Human Utility, a platform bringing people together from around the world to help people in Detroit and Baltimore with their water bills. Since its founding in July 2014, the organization has helped nearly 1,000 families and is a Y Combinator-backed not for profit. Tiffani was a 2017 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a 2014 Code for America Fellow. Previously she was the CEO and founder of Pencil You In, enabling businesses to accept appointments online. Tiffani is a developer working primarily with Ruby on Rails and iOS. She earned her BS at Howard University in 2008 in systems and computer science.