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Adam (he/his) advocates for dynamic programs that increase access to information by meeting people where they are—whether through digital literacy classes in laundromats or health workshops in churches. A graduate of Yale University, he has worked with asylum seekers at the Karnes Detention Center in Texas and has served as a Visiting Professor of Practice at John Jay College, where he co-taught a program on access to justice and legal information.
Kat (she/her) 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.
Senior Program Manager
Azure Grimes (she/her) is a west-Baltimore native and joined LWB US in January 2019. Prior to working with LWB, Azure served on a variety of AmeriCorps national service programs and was honored to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award for completing over 4,000 community service hours. Azure is passionate about advancing racial equity through community-led initiatives.
San Antonio Project Coordinator
Lisa Alvarenga (she/her) is an almost life-long San Antonio resident, a graduate of the University of The Incarnate Word, and the Project Coordinator of the Wash and Learn Initiative in San Antonio. A proponent for digital equity, Lisa believes access to information and education is the most empowering tool available for marginalized populations.
Alejandra González Vargas
Operations and Finance Coordinator
Alejandra González Vargas (she/her) supports our programs’ finances and operations at the local and national levels. She’s excited to contribute to LWB’s impact through effective planning, management, and reporting. Originally from Mexico City, Ale recently graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.S.M. in Management. She loves to learn languages and is passionate about the value of cultural diversity.
Sarah Baron (she/her) performs development and communications work for Libraries Without Borders US. She focuses on engaging donors, organizing fundraising campaigns, and hosting outreach events. Previously, she worked in education with low-income communities in Senegal and Morocco. She recently graduated with a B.S. in Regional and Comparative Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Manufactured Housing 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.
Victoria (she/her) works alongside the Development Coordinator to oversee LWB US’ external communications. She is currently pursuing a BA in Linguistics and Psychology from Georgetown University and loves learning foreign languages.
Research and Design Associate
Callie (she/her) supports our national programs with in-depth research and thoughtful human-centered design ideas. Callie was born in Changsha, China but hails from Chicago, Illinois. She is currently pursuing a BA in History and International Development from Tulane University. She loves reading and playing viola.
San Antonio Project Assistant
Maeli Mesilemit Gonzalez (she/her) has vast experience in community engagement and outreach. When she’s not volunteering/engaging in community events, she is working in event coordination and preparing music as a professional opera singer.
Baltimore Project Assistant
Imani (she/her) works alongside the Baltimore Project Coordinator and hopes to become an academic librarian in a community college setting. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. She enjoys hiking, biking, and cooking.
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
Treasurer of the Board
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Catholic University
Co-Secretary of the Board
Consultant for public sector and non profit organizations
Associate Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley
Co-founder and CEO of Codecademy
Senior Advisor at Rothschild & Co
Program Officer at the Office of the President of the Ford Foundation
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School
Strategic Development Adviser
Co-Founder LightSail Education
Chief Executive Officer, COVIDCheck Colorado
Associate Professor at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center