New Media Rights Champions represent a variety of creators, entrepreneurs and innovators, who are NMR's ambassadors along with our Advisory Board members. NMR's Champions also currently include the following individuals:
Katie is the Director of the San Diego instantiation of the MIT Fab Lab, a community-driven digital fabrication laboratory and educational program provider. She has also worked with UCSD K-16 Programs as the Consulting Director of the STE[a]M Program, aimed at integrating science and arts into college preparatory learning. Additionally, she works with technology-based projects and platforms that assist first responders in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief settings.
Upon being introduced to the world of Fab and trained by the Center for Bits and Atoms in 2007, Katie became a dedicated promoter of the Maker Movement and the building of an Innovation Ecology locally. Before this, Katie split her time between working in communications and education - heading a consulting business and serving as the Marketing Director for the retail and wholesale divisions of a mortgage bank while developing digital media curricula for community-based organizations serving youth considered at-risk.
Jed Sundwall is the co-founder of Measured Voice, the only social media management tool designed for government. Jed has over 8 years of experience helping political and governmental organizations use the Internet more effectively. He has worked with presidential campaigns, the federal government, and large non-governmental institutions to figure out the best ways to engage people, change minds, and enact change.
A proud and committed San Diegan, he is also the founder of Open San Diego, a group working to make data about San Diego freely available for anyone to use. Launched late in 2009, Open San Diego has quickly developed a vibrant community of volunteer software developers, journalists, and citizens interested in leveraging the power of data to improve the quality of policymaking, journalism, and overall decision making in San Diego.
Meet the New Media Rights Advisory Board. Made up of creators, entrepreneurs and innovators, the board are NMR's ambassadors to the community. NMR's advisory board is currently made up of the following members: Shaun Spalding, Phelan Riessen, Jonathan McIntosh, Katie Rast, Jed Sundwall,Cy Kuckenbaker, Hani Anani and Jodi Cilley.