(Twitter: @lissnup) is an enthusiastic and active supporter, advocate and curator of human and civil rights news on Twitter and various other social networking platforms. Known to her large online network of friends and fellow-activists simply as "Liss", Anita has created many online advocacy campaigns and websites, a burgeoning portfolio of artwork, and is the author of several related articles and guides.
Ann graduated in 2008 from Brown University with a B.A. with honors in International Relations. Her thesis examined mobile phone aided protests and mass mobilizations. Ann's interest in mobile took her first to Seoul, Korea where she worked for the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. In 2010, Ann moved to New York to take a job with Google. There she manages telecom, healthcare, and travel campaigns on YouTube, as well as global marketing programs such as YouTube Symphony Orchestra and Copa America.
Asch Harwood currently works in the Africa program at the Council on Foreign Relations as a research associate. He received his Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the New School in 2009, where he conducted research on human organ trafficking in Nepal and global economic governance reform. He also recently completed the UN-mandated University for Peace Summer Institute on Peace and Technology. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 from McGill University, he toured the United States and Canada as professional musician. Asch currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ash studies 'Software Engineering' (M.Sc.) part-time at Kellogg College, Oxford - www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk & his thesis is on CyberSecurity at www.bic.org, a UN affiliated NGO. He is currently a Wheat Atlas Intern/Consultant at www.cimmyt.org in Mexico and also does part-time work selling software services from China with www.ascertica.com, as well as volunteer project work with NGO's & non-profits, including movements.org. Ash previously studied 'International Politics & Computer Science' as an undergraduate at Keele University, UK - www.keele.ac.uk & an M.A. in 'The Chinese Business World' at SOAS, London - www.soas.ac.uk. He has approx. 15 years working experience, including teaching, IT & with both for and non-profit organizations, including 7 years spent in China. He speaks intermediate Chinese & Farsi and enjoys traveling, drumming, singing, swimming/diving & playing football/tennis & with gadgets, including mobile device projects. 'Ash is a vegetarian and a member of the Baha'i Faith (www.bahai.org), for which he strives to actively participate in community development.' A British-born citizen of Persian descent, he will soon be relocating to the US.
Brannon Cullum completed her Master's Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University in May 2010. Her research primarily focused on the use of mobile technologies in international development projects. Brannon also contributed a chapter to the first book published on digital activism, "Digital Activism Decoded," and is working with the Meta-Activism Project to develop a Global Digital Activism Data Set. Prior to entering graduate school, Brannon worked as a middle school teacher in Austin, Texas. She received her B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University in 2004. Follow her on Twitter @brannonc.
Daniel is Personal Democracy Forum’s VP of Business Development and Marketing where he manages the company’s product development, community, and technology innovation efforts. He’s a pretty cool guy. Follow him on Twitter @dteweles.
Holiday is a journalist and researcher interested in popular culture and current affairs. She writes frequently about emerging social trends and subcultures. Holiday served as Research Director for Tony Snow at Fox News and as Senior Media Manager at the Cato Institute in DC. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, an M.A. in Political Sociology from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in International Affairs from The New School in New York City. Her blog is mynameisholiday.com. Follow her on Twitter @hdmitri
Jaeah Lee is a blogger and fact checker at Mother Jones in San Francisco. Previously she worked as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, focusing on China. Her writings have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, and Huffington Post. Read her latest pieces here and follow her on Twitter.
Laura Gutiérrez is a Marketing Director (Health & Beauty) with – what she likes to think of as – a healthy obsession for social media and football. When work permits it, she likes to read, cook, travel and counts finding the perfect caipirinha among her many passions. Laura is based in London but spends much time in Spain. Follow her on Twitter @espaBi.
Marketa Hulpachova holds an M.A. in Politics from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and has written extensively on the creative opposition movement in Belarus. Prior to attending Columbia, Hulpachova was News Editor at The Prague Post, and English-language newspaper in the Czech Republic. She is currently a McCloy Journalism Fellow with the American Council on Germany, and is primarily interested in writing about post-communist society and the intersection of technology and politics.
Matt Mulberry is an independent writer out of Washington, D.C. with a focus on civil resistance and social movements. He also works closely with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict supporting various content development initiatives. He has a B.A in Journalism from Susquehanna University and is a graduate from the 2011 School of Authentic Journalism, a school aiming to teach journalists the skills needed for effectively cover nonviolent struggle. He will be returning in 2012 as a professor.
Sumeet Anand, a computer Science graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MBA from GIM (Goa Institute of Management), Goa, is the Founder CEO of Kreeo (i-nable Solutions), a startup in the space of Enterprise 2.0 and collective intelligence in India. Kreeo has been listed among the top 25 web 2.0 companies from India by Dataquest and was among the Top 17 technology companies at the Microsoft TechSparks 2010 and it was among the finalists for MIT-Technology Review – India’s “Grand Challenges for Technologists in India” awards. He is based in Bangalore, India. Sumeet has previously posted on the non-violent anti-corruption movement in India. Follow him on Twitter @anandsumeet