Program Director, The College & University Research Collaborative
Amber Caulkins is the Program Director of the College & University Research Collaborative, an initiative that connects Rhode Island academics and policymakers. She was previously Communications Coordinator for the Rhode Island Technology Enhanced Science Project. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.
Samuel is a sophomore at Brown University pursuing a B.A. in Science and Society and a B.A. in Computer Science. He is interested primarily in the wide-ranging effects of modern technology on day-to-day life. He most recently worked as a Senior Research Assistant in Computer Science for Browns Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative (HCRI), studying the potential benefits and disadvantages of using anthropomorphic design in robotics.
Jamie Larson has worked as a reporter, editor and online content manager for multiple publications throughout New York. He was the state wide communications coordinator for the Albany based education nonprofit, Alliance for Quality Education and has also worked as a social media and marketing consultant.
Celeste LeCompte is the director of business development for ProPublica. As a media entrepreneur and journalist, she has developed new products, content strategies, and business models for media organizations, nonprofits, and corporate clients. Previously, she served on the launch team for Gigaom Research, as the founding editor and the director of product. She co-founded Climate Confidential, a year-long crowdfunded reporting project that examined the intersection of environment and technology in collaboration with national and local media partners. As a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, LeCompte studied motivations for news consumption, with an eye toward developing new, reader-centric media business models. As a journalist, her work focuses on innovation and environmental subjects, often in combination. She holds a bachelors degree in social studies from Harvard College.
Assistant Professor, Information & Communication Technology Program, School of Library and Information Science
Jasmine McNealy is an assistant professor in the Information and Communication Technology Program in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on the areas of privacy, new media, anonymity, intellectual property, and telecommunication.
Alex Remington is a recent graduate of the M.P.P. program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has worked as a reporter for the voting rights project at News21, as a writer for the Harvard-based Journalist’s Resource, and as an assistant at the Washington Post. He writes about baseball for Fangraphs and is the managing editor at Braves Journal, a popular Atlanta Braves blog. Previously, he wrote for Yahoo! Sports and the Huffington Post. Alex graduated from Yale University with a bachelors degree in political science and Russian.
John Wihbey is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University and a writer, producer and media analyst. He was formerly Assistant Director for Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and a lecturer in journalism at Boston University, where he taught multimedia and beat reporting. His areas of interest include social networks, online research and information-seeking behavior, data and access to knowledge issues, and sustainability and climate change. He writes for the Boston Globe, Nieman Journalism Lab and Yale Climate Connections. He has also reported for the Star-Ledger (N.J.), where he covered environmental issues, and was a producer and digital editor for the NPR show “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” at WBUR-Boston.