Jo received a BA in Comparative Literature from Bryn Mawr College and is working towards a dual Master’s degree in Archives and History at Simmons. They have been passionate about digital stewardship and public access to information since their summer as a Digital Humanities Intern at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Jo continues to pursue the development of open and equitable access to information in this and other projects. Prior to becoming Research Affilliate, Jo was a Graduate Research Assistant for the CI Lab's IMLS-funded Measuring Library Broadband Networks project.
Malana is a graduate student in the Simmons iSchool. She received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from Brown University in 2019. While there, she founded and curated the university’s first zine collection and served as the women’s center librarian. She is passionate about racial, gender, and disability justice and how they intersect with digital equity. You can find her @RadLibGirl on Twitter.
Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D.
Colin Rhinesmith (pronouns: he/him) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Community Informatics Lab in the Simmons University School of Library and Information Science (iSchool). He is also a Senior Faculty Research Fellow with the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society and the Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Community Informatics. Rhinesmith is affiliated with the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, as a member of its Scholars Council. Previously, Rhinesmith was a Google Policy Fellow and an Adjunct Research Fellow with New America’s Open Technology Institute and a Faculty Research Fellow with the Benton Foundation. He was also a Faculty Associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. To learn more, visit: https://crhinesmith.com
Jie (Jae) Jiang
Jie (Jae) Jiang is a current Phd student in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. Graduated in 2018, Jae earned her M.L.I.S degree from the University of Pittsburgh with an individual track in Digital Stewardship. Jae’s doctoral research area of interest primarily focuses on Research Data Management (RDM), Health Information Behaviors, and Open Government Data (OGD).
Susan is the Project Coordinator for the Community Informatics Lab at the iSchool @ Simmons University. Susan received her MLIS from Simmons University and BA in Philosophy and Music from Bennington College. She is excited about the intersection of community informatics research and public librarianship, especially how public libraries and their communities can support digital equity and inclusion, information and civic literacy, and combating disinformation. You can follow her at @smklibrarian and LinkedIn.
Chris Ritzo leads research and community support at Measurement Lab, an open source and open data platform supporting measurement of the global Internet. At M-Lab, he supports the research and analysis of academics, policy makers, advocacy groups, and individuals interested in studying the Internet. Mr. Ritzo's research is grounded in digital equity, drawing from experiences within the maker movement, community organizations, grassroots media, cooperatives, and community access television. Chris holds an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in Communication from the University of Illinois.