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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, 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.
Baltimore Project Coordinator
Azure Grimes (she/her) is a west-Baltimore native and joined LWB 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.
Technology & Social Justice Fellow
Frankie Devanbu (she/her) is passionate about exploring health inequity in the US, and how technology might be used to address institutional racism, sexism, and income inequality. Prior to joining LWB, Frankie worked at the National Institute of Health, where she served as a product manager for the National Library of Medicine. Frankie is a graduate of Olin College, where she studied engineering with human centered design.
Sarah Baron (she/her) performs development and communications work for Libraries Without Borders. 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.
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.
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.
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