Chalene Riser

Chalene is a Research Assistant at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Youth and Media team.  Among other things, Chalene is interested in advocating for and empowering youth’s lives and learning through the use of technology.  Prior to joining Berkman Klein, Chalene earned her B.A. in English and Creative Writing at Brigham Young University.  There she wrote her senior capstone paper on the Ontology of Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello, drawing on game theory.  Outside of work, Chalene has a passion for creative writing and hopes to become a published author.   While attending school she worked for a non-profit as a content creator for language learning curriculums, specifically Korean; a language she learned while volunteering in South Korea for nearly two years.  Chalene has been active in her community through tutoring, poetry slams, writing workshops, and summer STEM youth programs.  When Chalene has a spare moment, you’ll likely see her with a book in her hands.