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Karien Bezuidenhout
Board Member

Karien (she/her) studied business and emerging market economics at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Cape Town. As a Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation, she partners with individuals who employ openness as a tool to advance equity and social justice. Karien’s ability to problem solve with an interdisciplinary approach is invaluable to changemakers and new system builders who are laying the groundwork for meaningful, lasting social transformation. She advises a diverse range of initiatives with an emphasis on the natural environment, including strategic interventions in open environmental data, environmental monitoring, conservation technology, social currencies and the right to repair.

Other People

Shannon Dosemagen

Director + Shuttleworth Fellow
Shannon is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and Director of the Open Environmental Data Project.

Katie Hoeberling

Director of Policy Initiatives
Dedicated to open and cooperative approaches to science, policy, and organizing, Katie works to empower communities to cultivate stronger connections to land and each other.

Michelle Cheripka

Communications & Content Manager
An interdisciplinary media maker passionate about communicating the climate crisis in compelling ways.

Emelia Williams

Policy and Research Associate
Emelia is the Policy and Research Associate with the Open Environmental Data Project.

Madhuri Karak

Science Communications Fellow
Madhuri is the host of Data Dialogues Season 2.

Andres Colmenares

Open Climate Coordinator
Andres (he/him) is the Coordinator of the Open Climate collective at OEDP. 

Karen Andrade

Board Member
An interdisciplinary environmental health scientist by training, Karen Andrade has expertise in community-based participatory research and a robust track record of engaging diverse communities in science.

Sam Dyson

Board Member
Sam Dyson is an educator and physicist committed to better sharing the power, benefits, and wonder of science with all people.

Jett Zhang

Alum, Climate Governance Research Fellow
Jett was a Harvard University "Fellow at the Forefront" with OEDP during Summer 2021.

Lorelei Kelly

Partner, Civic Voice Governance
Lorelei is an expert on building inclusive and informed democratic systems and is a based at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University as a Fellow.

Edgar Vazquez

Alum
Edgar was the Civic Voice intern with the Open Environmental Data Project from 2020-21.

Angela Eaton

Alum
Angela was the Director of Data Inclusion with OEDP from 2021-22.

Elizabeth Tyson

Alum
Elizabeth co-led strategy and prototype design with OEDP from 2020-21.

Anne-Charlotte Gillard

Research & Policy Fellow
Anne-Charlotte was a Harvard University "Fellow at the Forefront" with OEDP during Summer 2022.