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DSI Miya Osaki, Mari Nakano, and Lee-Sean Huang Participate in the 10th Anniversary Winterhouse Forum

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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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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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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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Christine Gaspar

Christine Gaspar is Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York-based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. She partners with designers and community organizations to create visually-based educational tools that help demystify complex issues from zoning law to sewage infrastructure.  CUP’s print,…

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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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Jake Porway

Jake Porway loves all thing related to pattern recognition and data visualization and is the founder of DataKind, an organization that helps non-profit organizations visualize and more effectively use their data. Jake previously worked at the New York Times Research & Development group – where, among other pursuits, he explored the relationships between social media…

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Kiko Suarez

Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez likes to be described as a global citizen. Currently a permanent resident in the US, he was born in Europe (Spain), and brings a unique blend of global experience in marketing and communications, corporate responsibility, information technology and strategic philanthropy. He has served in leadership positions in two global Fortune 500 companies,…

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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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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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Paul Polak

Paul Polak is the founder of the Colorado-based non-profit International Development Enterprises (IDE), which develops practical solutions that attack poverty at its roots. For the past 25 years, Paul has worked with farmers around the world—in countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe—to help design and produce low-cost, income-generating products. His innovative solutions,…

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