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Peter Dutilloy

Research Affiliate, Community Informatics Lab, Simmons University of Library and Information Science

Peter 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. He has been passionate about digital stewardship and public access to information since their summer as a Digital Humanities Intern at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Peter continues to pursue the development of open and equitable access to information in this and other projects. Prior to becoming Research Affilliate, Peter was a Graduate Research Assistant for the CI Lab's IMLS-funded Measuring Library Broadband Networks project.

Malana Krongelb

Malana Krongelb

Graduate Student Assistant, Community Informatics Lab, Simmons University School of Library and Information Science

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

Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Research and Fellowships and Director of the Community informatics Lab at Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Colin Rhinesmith (pronouns: he/him) is Senior Director of Research and Fellowships at the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, where is Director of the Community Informatics Lab. Colin is also an adjunct faculty member in the Simmons University School of Library and Information Science (iSchool) in Boston. Rhinesmith is affiliated with the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, as a member of its Scholars Council, and he is Co-Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Community Informatics. Previously, Colin was a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science and Provost’s Faculty Fellow for Scholarship and Research at Simmons University.. To learn more, visit: https://crhinesmith.com

Jie Jiang

Jie (Jae) Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, Community Informatics Lab, Simmons University School of Library and Information Science

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

Susan Kennedy

Research Affiliate, Community Informatics Lab, Simmons University of Library and Information Science and Program Manager at Simply Secure

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

Chris Ritzo

Research Affiliate, Community Informatics Lab; Program Management & Community Lead, Measurement Lab (M-Lab)

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.