About - Staff Member - Starmanda Duker
Starmanda (Star) Duker is the Manager of Government Affairs at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). She joined ITI in November of 2019. Star has a background in public service, with an emphasis in local government. Prior to joining ITI she served as the Chief of Staff to a State Delegate at the Maryland General Assembly.
Star also brings past experience from the Montgomery County State’s Attorneys Office, Cornerstone Government Affairs, Sidney Austin, the Federal Trade Commission, and Delaware General Assembly.
Star received her B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland College Park. She also successfully graduated from The Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware with a Masters of Public Administration.
Star is a DMV native and is fluent in Akan. In her free time, Star loves to travel both domestically and internationally and learn about various cultures.
Blog Posts by Starmanda Duker
Advancing Policies that Support the LGBTQ+ Community in the Workplace
(June 28, 2021)
Building on the Supreme Court’s historic decision to protect LGBTQ+ workers in the federal workplace and President Biden’s recent Executive Order expanding on those protections, those of us in the tech ...
STEM Has Traditionally Underrepresented Women and Girls. The Tech Sector is Working to Change That.
(March 31, 2021)
As we close out our celebration of Women's History Month, it’s important to look at the challenges and opportunities within the STEM field when it comes to encouraging and supporting women within the industry. ...
HBCUs are Key to Ensuring America’s STEM Pipeline is Strong
(March 10, 2021)
This week, the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus holds its annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action on Capitol Hill. Each year, the tech industry is proud to join ...