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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. As the Science and Society Funder Collaborative Civic Science Fellow for 18 months, he has supported the collective learning of six philanthropies toward building strong, diverse, and inclusive connections between science and civic life. In prior roles, Sam taught high-school physics for ten years, receiving the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. As a non-profit leader, he directed a professional learning network that equipped more than 200 organizations and 500 educators to expand out-of-school learning opportunities for more than 20,000 Chicago youth. Sam earned a B.A. in Physics from Yale and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Physics from UChicago as of the fall of 2021.

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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.

Karien Bezuidenhout

Board Member
As a Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation, Karien partners with individuals who employ openness as a tool to advance equity and social justice.

Shannon Dosemagen

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

Angela Eaton

Director of Data Inclusion
Angela is an open data and environmental equity champion, supporting communities in environmental monitoring efforts and working on sustainable systems design.

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.

Emelia Williams

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

Michelle Cheripka

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

Jett Zhang

Climate Governance Research Fellow
Jett (he/him) is a Harvard University "Fellow at the Forefront" with OEDP during Summer 2021.

Elizabeth Tyson

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

Edgar Vazquez

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