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 … Continue reading Jessica Farrell

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September 30, 2019

Jessi Haley

Jessi Haley is the Project & Editorial Coordinator for the Cita Press: Getting Fit project. Cita Press is a feminist press that publishes open-access, carefully designed books written by women. Prior to joining Educopia, Jessi managed the creative writing program at the University of Chicago, where she played a lead role in the design and launch of an … Continue reading Jessi Haley

Kate Herman
September 29, 2019

Kate Herman

Kate Herman is the Project Manager for the Next Generation Library Publishing project. Before coming to Educopia, Kate led a feasibility study to assess the interest in a cooperative model among experimental, scholar-led open access publications in the social sciences as part of Libraria’s Cooperate for Open project. She received her MSLS from UNC – Chapel Hill in 2020 … Continue reading Kate Herman

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September 28, 2019

Katherine Kim

Katherine Kim is the Project Manager for Research and Strategy at Educopia Institute. Previously, she worked at American University, the Digital Library Federation, and the Modern Language Association. She has spent her career focusing on community engagement, scholarly communications, pedagogy, and digital scholarship. Katherine received her MA in English Literature from Boston College.

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.

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September 26, 2019

Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott is a librarian and library consultant with a decade of experience supporting open access, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications through strategic planning, research, service design, facilitation, and communications work. Sarah served as the Program Director for the Library Publishing Coalition from 2013 to 2016. She received her MLS from University of North Carolina-Chapel … Continue reading Sarah Lippincott

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 Deputy Director for Educopia Institute. In this role Jessica is chiefly responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of the organization’s strategic direction. Specific activities include overseeing program development and evaluation; support and development for members of the team; fundraising; cultivating strategic partnerships; ensuring that the opportunities the organization undertakes build measurable capacity within … Continue reading Jessica Meyerson

September 5, 2019

Caitlin Perry

Caitlin Perry is Educopia’s Communications and Dat 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 Senior Community Facilitator, 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 communications-related … Continue reading Melanie Schlosser

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 Community Facilitator for the MetaArchive Cooperative and 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. … Continue reading Hannah Wang