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LWB US Staff
Aaron (he/his) is a passionate advocate and educator. While earning his Ph.D. at Yale University, Aaron led the graduate teachers union and represented his community on New Haven’s city council, where he focused on affordable housing and education policy. He has taught at Deep Springs College in California and managed political campaigns for labor unions in Arizona and Georgia.
Kat (she/her/ella) believes that access to information is inextricably linked to human dignity, civic participation, and improved quality of life. As Director of Education/Deputy Director at LWB US, she has designed, iterated and improved upon pop-up library and digital literacy programs around the world. Prior, she worked on immigration and education policy at Humanity in Action and the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Director of Programs
Hana brings over 15 years of experience in facilitation, curriculum design, community education, and organizational leadership. Her background is in gender justice, community technology, and youth development. Hana’s previous roles include serving as executive director of the now-sunset youth media organizing group, Global Action Project; co-chairing the board of the grassroots, gender justice-focused Third Wave Fund; managing digital equity programming at Mozilla Foundation; and teaching preschool in Hawaii Public Schools. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Dance Studies from Smith College.
Baltimore Project Coordinator
Alexis Taylor (she/her) strongly believes in closing the literacy gap and eliminating the digital divide across all sectors of the population in Baltimore. She has lived in Charm City since 2008 and is a graduate of both Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University. The former teacher is also a journalist and photographer, with a passion for creating change through the Arts.
Midwest Project Coordinator
Edward (he/his) believes that advocating for free, open access to resourceful information is a revolutionary act, which promotes public discourse, political engagement, and autonomous, collective decision-making. Edward has a rich and varied background as a Homeless Rights and Housing Advocate, a Union Organizer, and as an Independent Bookstore Owner. Edward is a NYC transplant working and living in the Twin Cities.
Technology and Design Manager
Julia (she/her) is a designer and educator who explores creative and free expression through community engagement. Previously, Julia managed programs at Mozilla Foundation that focus on digital equity and internet advocacy. She has an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School for Design and enjoys teaching college classes that focus on technology, design, and media studies. In her spare time, she gardens, bicycle tours, mountain bikes, and skis.
Puerto Rico Project Coordinator
Moreno (he/his) is a passionate and creative professional with experience working in community organizations, specializing in social justice, community organizing, and alternative education programs. He is a native of Puerto Rico and uses play, art, and culture as a tool for change and healing.
Kat Edmiston (she/her) is eager to support LWB’s mission of expanding access to information through her role as Development Associate. In this capacity, she works on grant writing, prospecting, donor stewardship, fundraising events, and capital campaigns. Previously, Kat worked in research, studying trauma-informed practices for education and institutional barriers to long-term school success. She recently graduated from the University of Chicago with an M.A. in Social Sciences and a B.A. in Law, Letters, and Society.
Puerto Rico Program Manager
Alex Aldarondo serves as a facilitator trainer for the Agile Learning Centers Network and as an education consultant for various independent community-based projects in Puerto Rico and abroad. Engaged in the field of education for over 15 years, Alex specializes in self-directed learning initiatives and community development framed in agile management, emergent strategies, and evolutionary stages of organizational development. He has collaborated with and helped initiate self-directed learning communities in México, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States.
South Texas Project Coordinator
Clarissa Galindo (she/her) strongly believes in empathetic restorative justice practices as a response to demographic, political, and social shifts. Born and raised in Edinburg, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, she graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Communications. For nearly a decade, Clarissa has worked in community organizing, politics, mentoring, advocacy, and outreach. A current San Antonio resident, she believes in closing the digital divide to promote social justice, education, and access to information for marginalized communities.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Georges Lurcy Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School
Senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies Department and Professor of History at UC Berkeley
Senior Advisor, Hanseatic LLC
Co-Secretary of the Board
Senior Counsel at States United Democracy Center
Treasurer of the Board
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Catholic University
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School
Strategic Development Adviser
NAACP Legal Defense Fund/Fried Frank Fellow
Associate Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley
Associate Professor at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Vice President, Gary Community Ventures