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Gabriel Schuster

Gabriel Schuster is an urban geographer and freelance cartographer interested in producing more just cities through informed research design. His work applies critical social theory to contemporary urban problems through participatory research, qualitative practice, and community-driven inquiry. Gabriel has worked with the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the CUNY…

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Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava is the Principal of Lina Srivastava Consulting, an organization that employs transmedia design to create positive social change. She co-created the Modeling Global Change framework and the Transmedia Activism Design Group and has been involved in cross-media campaigns for several documentaries, including the Oscar-winning Born into Brothels and the Emmy-nominated The Devil Came…

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Maya Weinstein

Maya Weinstein is passionate about applying human-centered design thinking to cognitive technology. Maya has worked with IBM’s Watson for the past four years as a product designer for the public sector and a global design consultant. She has helped Fortune 400 companies integrate Watson technology into their products and processes through user-centered design. Maya is…

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Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks is the founder of Networked Culture and a user experience designer, product strategist, researcher, and producer. She designs for social and environmental betterment and has worked across sectors for clients including AAA, Centro Art School in Mexico City, Charles Schwab & Co., PopTech, and the Skoll Foundation. She’s taught at Stanford University, Cal Arts,…

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Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown is a fellow at the Center For Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who recently conceptualized and authored Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous Speech. Defusing Hate, a resource for practitioners seeking to design communication-based interventions to prevent group-targeted harm, draws upon diverse fields such as…

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Francis Cholle

Francis Cholle is the founder of The Human Company, which refocuses business around people and culture. Francis invented a model, The Intuitive Compass, to help companies with sustainable innovation, change management, and effective decision-making. He is also a bestselling author and lecturer at Wharton and Columbia Business School. In addition to his business pursuits, he’s…

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Bill Gordon

Bill Gordon has a Ph.D in Zoology focused on Cellular and Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley and an MBA in Finance from Wharton.  Among many other roles, Bill is an angel investor and serial entrepreneur, and the founder of Lean Launch Ventures in Westport Connecticut. He is the founder and Entrepreneur in Residence of the…

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Natasha Kanagat

Natasha Kanagat is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation at John Snow, Inc. She has ten years of experience in comparative case study research, mixed methods research, M&E planning, capacity building and health systems strengthening. She has extensive experience with NVivo, as well as Stata. Natasha’s technical areas of…

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Anne LaFond

Anne K. LaFond is the Director of the JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME). She has engaged with global health research, monitoring and evaluation and program design for 28 years to maximize the use of evidence and learning in addressing health challenges for people in low income settings. She currently leads a…

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Amanda Makulec

Amanda Makulec, is passionate about finding creative ways to use data for social good. She works at the intersection of data, design, and communications as a Visual Analytics Advisor for John Snow Inc., where she collaborates with teams to develop audience-centered communication materials and data exploration tools. Amanda also designs and facilitates workshops on data…

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