Biography of Commissioner Stephanie Singer
Since assuming the office in January of 2012, City Commissioner Stephanie Singer has worked to modernize the office, introducing improved hiring practices, encouraging digital distribution of public elections data, and promoting free and fair elections.
Before her election to City Commissioner, Singer served on the faculty of Haverford College for eleven years, publishing two books on the application of mathematics to physics. In 2005, Singer founded Campaign Scientific, a company that provided custom data work for political organizations, candidates, and small businesses. For three years she worked as Data Strategist for a small Philadelphia company, Athenian Properties. She worked and volunteered for Democratic campaigns, including Obama for President 2008, and served as the 8th Ward Leader for the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee.
Singer is the recipient of numerous honors and fellowships for mathematical research including those from the National Science Foundation, IBM, the American Mathematical Society, and the Bunting Institute. In 2010, Singer was awarded the Personal Democracy Forum Google Fellowship.
Singer is a graduate of Yale University and received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from New York University. She lives in Center City with her husband. Singer loves learning new languages, is an avid technologist, and a committed advocate for women’s rights and election integrity.