CivTech St. Louis is a nonprofit working closely with St. Louis' local government jurisdictions that is focused on introducing technology- and user-based solutions into everyday inefficiencies in government. The first project of this young organization, funded by the MacArthur Foundation’s Civic Tech and Data Collaborative, is YourSTLCourts, a web- and text-based portal into highly fragmented and dispersed information from the municipal courts. This work was borne out of Ms. Kinsell-Baer’s interest and experience in data- and equity-driven planning policy.
By day, Ms. Kinsell-Baer is a Project Manager at McCormack Baron Salazar, one of the nation’s top mixed-income housing developers. Currently, Laura is managing the development of over 950 new construction apartments in two of HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky, and Columbus, Ohio.