Staff Bios

Nancy Adams
October 8, 2019

Nancy Adams

As Program Assistant for the Library Publishing Coalition, Nancy provides both program and administrative support to the LPC Community Facilitator and to the LPC board. Previously she worked at Boston College Libraries, most recently as Digital Publishing Specialist, and before that she spent many years writing and editing in the corporate world. Nancy holds an … Continue reading Nancy Adams

Hannah Ballard
October 7, 2019

Hannah Ballard

Hannah Ballard is the Director of Communications, providing outreach strategy and support across all of Educopia’s affiliated communities and research projects.  From 2017-2018, Hannah also served as Project Manager for the Library Publishing Curriculum initiative. Hannah received her B.A. in History from the University of Kansas, and studied History at the graduate level at the … Continue reading Hannah Ballard

October 6, 2019

Lauren Dapena Fraiz

Lauren is the Project Coordinator for The Maintainers, a “global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world”. Throughout her career, she has worked in multiple academic research institutions, including Columbia University Medical Center and the CUNY School of Public … Continue reading Lauren Dapena Fraiz

Emma de Francisco
October 4, 2019

Emma de Francisco

Emma de Francisco is the Business Manager for the Educopia Institute, overseeing budget management, accounting and personnel administration across Educopia’s affiliated communities and research projects. Previously, Emma worked for Curtin University in Perth, Australia as Project Coordinator on the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) project, Project Officer (Learning and Teaching) facilitating the awards and grants program and served as the Chair … Continue reading Emma de Francisco

Christina Drummond
October 2, 2019

Christina Drummond

Christina currently serves as the Data Trust Program Officer for the OA eBook Usage Data Trust project having previously served as Educopia’s Director of Strategic Initiatives (2015-2017). Affiliated with Educopia since 2012, Christina has worked to develop capacity-building resources for Educopia’s affiliated communities while managing efforts relating to digital preservation [Identifying Continuing Opportunities for National … Continue reading Christina Drummond

October 1, 2019

Jessica Farrell

Jessica Farrell is the Community Facilitator for Software Preservation Network and the BitCurator Consortium. Previously, she was the Project Manager for the BitCuratorEdu Project, Curator of Digital Collections at Harvard Law School Library, Assistant Archivist at McDonald’s Corporation and Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, and Project Archivist at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Jess received … Continue reading Jessica Farrell

Terra Graziani
September 29, 2019

Terra Graziani

Terra is Research Program Officer for Educopia Institute. She also co-directs the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a collective that mobilizes data and storytelling in support of tenant organizers in California. She received her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2019. She grew up in North Carolina, worked in the … Continue reading Terra Graziani

April Lee
September 27, 2019

April Lee

April Lee is Educopia’s Administrative Coordinator, supporting all of Educopia’s communities. After graduating with a B.S. from the College of Charleston she worked for 8 years as a Program Director for a gymnastics facility. Most recently, she worked as a jewelry maker for a local jewelry company.

Brandon Locke
September 25, 2019

Brandon Locke

Brandon Locke is the Project Manager for the Library Publishing Workflows Project. He also co-leads Endangered Data Week and the Digital Library Federation’s Government Records Transparency and Accountability Group. Previously, Brandon was the Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research at Michigan State University, where he taught digital scholarship methods … Continue reading Brandon Locke

September 15, 2019

Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson is Director of Research & Strategy for Educopia Institute where she is responsible for building and maintaining the scaffolding, programming, and resources necessary to support research and community cultivation initiatives undertaken by Educopia. She provides emerging and established communities with ways to understand, evaluate, and plan their maturation processes. Jessica is a co-founder … Continue reading Jessica Meyerson

September 5, 2019

Caitlin Perry

Caitlin Perry is Educopia’s Communications and Administrative Coordinator, offering support across all of Educopia’s affiliated communities and the research division. Before coming to Educopia, Caitlin worked as a copywriter, operations manager at a tech start-up, book publicist, and an ice cream maker. She received her B.A. in English from Skidmore College and is currently pursuing … Continue reading Caitlin Perry

Melanie Schlosser
August 25, 2019

Melanie Schlosser

Melanie Schlosser is the Director of Scholarly Communications, working with the Library Publishing Coalition and other communities and projects related to scholarly communications. Before coming to Educopia, Melanie spent almost ten years as a faculty member at the Ohio State University Libraries, working with digital publishing, the institutional repository, and a variety of other scholarly … Continue reading Melanie Schlosser

Matt Schultz
August 15, 2019

Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz is the Director of Digital Curation and Preservation for Educopia Institute where he provides facilitation for Educopia’s Affiliated Communities that are focused on curation and preservation—the MetaArchive Cooperative and the BitCurator Consortium. He works with leaders in these Communities and the team at Educopia to develop services and engage in ongoing research, development, … Continue reading Matt Schultz

Katherine Skinner
August 5, 2019

Katherine Skinner

Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four … Continue reading Katherine Skinner

July 26, 2019

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang is the Project Manager for the BitCuratorEdu Project. Prior to joining Educopia, she was the Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, where she managed the acquisition of state electronic records, coordinated born-digital processing workflows, and developed the digital preservation program. Hannah has also taught graduate-level courses as an … Continue reading Hannah Wang