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After years of being a leader in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker went to work with ThoughtWorks, a leading technology consulting firm to help develop digital solutions for social cause organizations. After receiving a year long fellowship from ThoughtWorks, Baker started Render to help bring cost effective digital strategies to the social and public sectors. 

Rob is a nationally recognized young leader. Previously serving as the Executive Director of the League of Young Voters Education Fund ,In his home community of Milwaukee, he has organized town hall meetings and used the power and agency of art to inform, mobilize, and motivate young people to participate in civic life. Biko has served as the deputy publicity coordinator and young voter organizer for the Brown and Black Presidential Forum. He has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News and CNN, has interviewed luminaries Cornell West, Russell Simmons, and Howard Dean, and has been on panels with many of the nation's strongest progressive voices. Biko is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, and serves on the New Organizing Institute's board as well as CIRCLE's research advisory board.