Chaitanya recently completed his undergraduate program in Computer Science from Cluster Innovation Centre. Back in India, he founded a media production company called Sortedd, reaching over 20 million people, which was later acquired by TVF. He’s currently working on a data visualization application called Dotplot which started off as a Google Summer of Code project. It helps users understand large datasets with the help of interactive visualizations. He enjoys trekking, attending alternative rock concerts, and reading.
Miriam Feldman is a rising senior at Phillips Academy Andover. Her passion for youth activism was sparked by her three years on the national board of the Society for Humanistic Judaism as an elected Teen Representative. With SHJ, she organizes an annual conference for Jewish teens, featuring lobbyist training, social media workshops, and conversations about Jewish history and identity. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Phillips Academy’s literary magazine and leads Andover Political Union, which involves students from all parts of the political spectrum in weekly dialogue about policy issues. Miriam loves music, exploring her home city of Boston, MA, working through the New York Times crossword, and is a voracious consumer of online educational videos.
Levin originally hails from Seoul, South Korea, but she has spent the last four years in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), she has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Drama, with minors in Computer Science and Art. Levin is interested in exploring intersections between gender studies, theater, and technology; in the fall, she will be starting the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction program at Georgia Tech where she hopes to research ways that drama can influence the design of inclusive technology. In her free time, she likes to discover new hobbies, the most recent of which is rock climbing. Find out more at www.levinishere.com!
Karleigh just finished her undergrad at MIT double majoring in Computer Science and Engineering and Comparative Media Studies. Her academic interests include artificial intelligence, fan cultures, journalism, and the role of technology in society. She has a passion for education and making STEM concepts accessible to general audiences and gets way too excited when teaching folks about algorithms. Karleigh grew up in East Lansing, MI and enjoys music, programming, and the reading the news.
Damola Morenikeji is an adventurous social entrepreneur and futurist interested in the future of education and governance leveraging technology and values-based leadership. He is joining the Youth and Media / AI team to work on the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Public Good. He is optimistic about the potentials of young people to combine innate creativity and emerging technologies to create moonshot solutions to challenges faced by people at the bottom of the pyramid. Prior now, he had been pitch battle finalist at Stanford’s Technology Entrepreneurship MOOC in December 2016 for co-founding an AI-based coaching bot, and had since 2009 contributed to several initiatives – evolving around education, governance, technology, social innovation and youth development – through training, research, human-centred design and strategy development. He has contributed to policy development at various platforms, including the World Economic Forum. Damola earned his first degree from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Nigeria and has been a recipient of a few fellowships and awards. He enjoys learning, growing and exploring. More about Damola can be found on his website [www.damolamorenikeji.com].
Sarah Wu is a rising junior in Social Studies at Harvard University. As an undergraduate fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, she is interested in questions concerning justice in society. Of particular interest to her are the social and cultural issues associated with technology and the changing media landscape. On campus, she writes for The Harvard Crimson and helps lead the Peer Advising Fellows program. In her various capacities, Sarah hopes to enable more youth—especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds—to thrive. Previously, Sarah assisted Kathleen Ossip with SCOUT Poetry, directed a TEDx event, and developed programming for the Igniting Innovation Summit, an undergraduate conference on social change.