Zev Dickstein Shapiro
Zev started as a community activist in fourth grade by successfully advocating for equal access to healthy food at his public school. At age nine, he launched his political path by volunteering for the senate campaigns of both Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and served, at 10, as the campaign manager for a Cambridge, Massachusetts School Committee candidate. He has spoken to audiences ranging from small campaign gatherings to large auditoriums about the importance and power of community involvement. Additionally, Zev organized Cambridge MA for Maura Healey’s campaign for Attorney General. He was Elizabeth Warren’s special guest to the State of the Union Address in 2014, and he introduced Elizabeth Warren at the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.
Zev was a featured speaker at Thrivals in Louisville, KY in 2013. At the end of 8th grade, he interned for the Chief of Staff at MA Attorney General Maura Healey’s office; at the end of 9th grade, he interned for the State Director at U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office. He worked for three years as a leader of the Massachusetts High School Democrats and one year as the liaison to the Democratic Party for the High School Democrats of America. Zev has also worked on initiatives to increase the youth audience for traditional media/news sources and has been featured on NPR, The Boston Sunday Globe, The Boston Herald, WGBH, NECN, and other television networks.
Zev has also created three award winning National History Day Documentaries. Zev lives in Cambridge, MA and has two younger brothers. He is in 12th grade at the public high school, is an avid cycler and runner, and plays on the school tennis team. He also plays the violin, viola, and piano.
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Development Advisory Board
Bruno De Carvalho
San Francisco, CA
Bruno is a software engineer, currently at Square. He previously worked as Director of Mobile for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, where he led a team of engineers in building all mobile native apps for the campaign. The Hillary 2016 flagship app for iOS and Android was consistently described as a breakthrough in mobile voter engagement tools for campaigns, having been featured in many news articles and consistently holding a 5 star average review score. Bruno graduated from the University of Coimbra with a Masters in Computer Science in 2009.
Portola Valley, CA
Ambassador Eileen Donahoe is Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, where she works to develop global digital policies that address human rights, security and governance challenges. She served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, during the Obama Administration. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation and an Affiliate at the Center for International Security & Cooperation at Stanford University. After leaving government, she was Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch. Previously, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. She holds a BA from Dartmouth, an M.T.S. from Harvard, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from the GTU in the Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Development Advisory Board
San Ramon, CA
Adam has deep experience in multi-channel mobile branding, demand generation, content and advertising. Adam’s work has reached over 60 million consumers spanning 15 billion unique consumer interactions. Adam has extensive M&A experience both on buy and sell side, most notably selling Specular to a $700M public company and thereafter running their R&D operations, and acquiring the mobile media assets of Infospace a $1B publicly traded company. Adam has built dozens of mobile products for Fortune 100 U.S. companies and wireless carriers worldwide, holds several patents, and served as Chair for the MMA’s Mobile Standards Committee, defining industry standards for the multi billion dollar mobile compliance segment.
Jerry is the founder of REX, the Relationship Economy eXpedition and an explorer of the interactions between technology, society and business. From 1987 to 1998, Jerry was a technology analyst, focusing not on quarterly earnings but rather on which technologies would be useful and which would be distractions, what trends and forces create new potential, and where all these forces might take us over a 20-year timeframe. For the last five years of that period, Jerry was the Managing Editor of Esther Dyson's monthly tech newsletter Release 1.0, as well as co-host of her annual conference, PC Forum. Jerry has worked with companies such as Best Buy and Havas Media as well as non-profits such as EDF and the Institute for the Future. He also acts as a technology advisor to startups, ranging from Twine and CoTweet (acquired by ExactTarget) to EverNote, TheBrain, Socialtext and Seedwiki. During the dot-boom days, Jerry was an advisor to eGroups (now YahooGroups) and Pyra (now Blogger, part of Google). Jerry earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Economics from UC Irvine.
New York, NY
Matt is a hacker, security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who founded & leads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Matt is the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, at Tactical Technology. In his work there Matt leads security training efforts, curricula, and organizational security. Matt trains people as an independent trainer for Global Journalist Security in digital safety & security. His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. Currently he is a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation and the Internet Freedom Festival, as well as a member of the advisory board to the Open Technology Fund. He previously worked as a data journalist at The New York Times and a developer at many major media companies. He was a 2016 Mozilla Foundation / Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow.
Nathaniel is an entrepreneur who founded NGP Software, Inc. in 1997 (now NGP VAN, Inc.) to join his interests in politics and technology and grew that company into the market leader in fundraising and compliance software for progressive political campaigns. Nathaniel served as Chief Technology Officer for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in 2007-8. In 2009, Nathaniel founded the information graphic products company Graphicacy. He now hosts a podcast called The Great Battlefield about progressive political entrepreneurs and the resistance to Trump. Nathaniel majored in computer science at Yale and he finished all but his dissertation in MIT’s political science doctoral program.
Justin Reich is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Media Studies department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an instructor in the Scheller Teacher Education Program, and the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. He is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy. He was previously the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Justin is an alumni of the Fellows program at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University, where he created the Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities project an initiative to examine how social media are used in K-12 classrooms.
Sonal is the founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University. Sonal has spent her career focused on actionable innovation in the public and private sectors. She is a global leader on social innovation policy including impact investing, data and technology for social good, and civic engagement through government, business, philanthropy and civil society. She was the Deputy Assistant to President Obama and the founding Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. She spent seven years at the U.S. Department of Treasury where she was an international economist working on timely development issues, including post-conflict development in Bosnia, the Asian financial crisis, and poverty reduction in Africa. She then went to Goldman Sachs and Google while simultaneously co-founded Indicorps, a nonprofit building a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. She received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a M.A. in Economics from Duke University.
Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez
Cristina is a nationally recognized advocate and leader in the Latino community who is the founder of JOLT, a Texas-based multi-issue organization that builds the political power and influence of Latinos. She was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine and hailed by the New York Times for her success with Workers Defense Project (WDP). At just 24, Cristina co-founded WDP and helped pass half a dozen local and state laws to protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of workers, guaranteeing them higher wages and safer working conditions. Cristina was also named a “changemaker” by the Texas Observer, and her work has been featured on NPR, USA Today, Univision and MSNBC’s Up Late with Alec Baldwin. Cristina is the author of the book “Presente! Latino Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice” and other works on race, class and gender
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