During my time at GSLIS, public conflicts arose over issues of racial and cultural inclusion in admissions, curriculum, and student life. I became engaged as an ally and advocate, and eventually served on committees formed to address these issues.
The CI Club is a student group dedicated to putting the concepts and skills we learned in the Community Informatics program at GSLIS into practice in the local community.
Through coursework and volunteer projects, I became involved with the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband Project, serving on the Marketing and Outreach Committee and working on multimedia authoring and building relationships with community organizations.
A regional social networking site and knowledge base designed to foster collaboration and exchange within the nonprofit community in downstate Illinois.
Local Progress was an attempt to create a civic tech nonprofit, which ultimately morphed into a nonprofit consultancy focusing on technology and social media strategy for small community organizations.
The Berkman Blog Group was the catalyst that got me seriously thinking about community technology and the real-world implications of social media. It was also my first real experience with outreach and instruction around technology.
I built MHS97.org as an experiment to learn how to use Drupal, and also as a tool to facilitate planning my 10-year class reunion.
As manager of the Wilson Lab, I was an information officer of sorts for a 20-member neuroscience research group.