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Sam Dyson
Board Member

Sam Dyson (he/him) 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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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.

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.

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.