Staff Bios

November 10, 2023

Aloma Antao

Aloma Antao (she/her) is Marketing and Communications Manager at Educopia Institute, where she thrives on finding rhythms and intervention points within large, multi-scale systems, by merging a media-agnostic approach with participatory research methods and creative playfulness. She holds an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design and a minor in Civic Service Design, a combination that has enabled … Continue reading Aloma Antao

Nancy Adams
October 15, 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

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October 15, 2019

Racquel Asante

Racquel Asante is Co-Executive Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for finance and people operations. Along with Co-Executive Directors Katherine Kim and Jessica Meyerson, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. Racquel worked for Toys Et Cetera in Chicago, IL as Store Manager for 13 years. … Continue reading Racquel Asante

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

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 Editorial Director for Cita Press, a feminist press that publishes open access, carefully designed books written by women. Cita is fiscally sponsored by Educopia and generously funded by the Mellon Foundation. Jessi joined Cita in 2021 as Project and Editorial Coordinator during the project Cita Press: Getting Fit. Prior to joining Cita, she … Continue reading Jessi Haley

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September 28, 2019

Katherine Kim

Katherine Kim is Co-Executive Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for research, consulting, and project management. Along with Co-Executive Directors Racquel Asante and Jessica Meyerson, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She was previously the Assistant Director of the Digital Library Federation, where she supported … Continue reading Katherine Kim

Brandon Locke
September 25, 2019

Brandon Locke

As Program Officer for Community Cultivation, Brandon provides facilitation support for the Library Publishing Coalition and works across other Educopia affiliated communities and fiscally sponsored initiatives. Brandon’s community cultivation work includes backbone coordination support, streamlining processes, and identifying areas where fiscal sponsees can build additional capacity. Brandon is passionate about right-sizing infrastructures for groups in … Continue reading Brandon Locke

September 23, 2019

Eric Martin

As the Administrative Coordinator for Operations for Educopia Institute, Eric provides personnel support across Educopia’s affiliated communities and research projects. Prior to joining Educopia, Eric served as the Business Service Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s University Learning Center and as an Assistant Branch Manager in the Florence County Public Library system. He … Continue reading Eric Martin

September 15, 2019

Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson is Co-Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for organizational development and the fiscal sponsorship portfolio. Along with Co-Directors Racquel Asante and Katherine Kim, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. Jessica connects intentionality in daily practice to system-level change, and cares about co-creating cultures … Continue reading Jessica Meyerson

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

August 20, 2019

Rachel Mattson

Rachel Jurinich Mattson (she/they) is Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Educopia Institute. An archivist, historian, and educator, Rachel has worked throughout their career to tell––and to support others in their efforts to tell––complicated, surprising, transformative historical stories about marginalized communities using the documentary record. Among other roles, she has served as Director of Special … Continue reading Rachel Mattson