Meet the Core Team!
This team meets regularly to maintain the logistics and administration of the group.
Georgia is the Executive Director at Simply Secure. She has been an advocate in the internet health movement through her work and passion around issues such as net neutrality, security, privacy, and equitable access to technology. Her work focuses on the intersection of human-centered design, urban space, and technology – specifically, how technology intersects with human rights, e.g access to information and the right to communicate.
Sage is the Design and UX Lead at Access Now. Her focus is on user experience and digital engagement. With problem-solving design thinking, she develops visual strategy for advocacy campaigns and builds data visualizations to amplify impact. Sage has a background in advertising and publishing. Her previous work includes branding for NYC department of education iZone initiative and event design for Red Bull Human Potential Institution. Sage practices art in her spare time to examine the relationship between human and machine, individual and society.
Ashley currently serves as a Technical Program Officer on the Global Technology team at Internews. In this role, Ashley has led the USABLE initiative working with digital security trainers, design experts, and tool developers to ensure that open source privacy and security tools are meeting the needs of at-risk users. Prior to joining Internews, Ashley worked with global LGBTQI+ communities for six years.
KJ is a designer and researcher at the University of South Australia. They work on developing and applying processes for integrating human rights concerns into data visualizations, educational materials, and information design.
Shirin is a designer at EFF. She works on designs for tools and educational materials that make security and privacy more accessible.
Notes & Constraints:
Since 2019, Shirin, Georgia, Sage, and Ashley have been able to meet regularly and have been acting as an initial “core team,” with regular advice, input, and help from other community members. Shirin, Sage, Georgia, and Ashley have some flexibility to work on this project as a small part of our work week as it overlaps with some of our existing responsibilities at our organizations. This expectation is a privilege, and we acknowledge that involvement may be harder for folks who need financial support to participate in more organizing work. One of the ongoing conversations has been around developing funding proposals to support this initiative long-term. Individuals interested in joining the core organizing team should email [email protected].