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.

Other People

Board Member
Karen
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.
Director + Shuttleworth Fellow
Shannon
Shannon is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and Director of the Open Environmental Data Project.
Alum, Civic Voice Intern
Edgar
Edgar was an intern with the Open Environmental Data Project from 2020-21.
Partner, Civic Voice Governance
Lorelei
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.
Director of Data Inclusion
Angela
Angela is an open data and environmental equity champion, supporting communities in environmental monitoring efforts and working on sustainable systems design.
Board Member
Karien
As a Director of the Shuttleworth Foundation, Karien partners with individuals who employ openness as a tool to advance equity and social justice.
Director of Research and Policy
Elizabeth
Elizabeth co-leads strategy and prototype design, builds partnerships and directs research. She interested in building capacity for collaborative governance and innovation methods that advance environmental stewardship, climate change adaptation and basic scientific research.
Civic Voice Fellow
Emelia
Emelia is a Fellow with the Open Environmental Data Project focused on building future narratives for the Civic Voice Archive.