Author: Momoka Keicho, TechChange 2021 Summer Fellow

I have had an amazing time spending this summer learning and growing with TechChange and their Education Team as a Summer Fellow. It has been such a blast, and the Education Team really made us fellows feel welcome and a part of their team throughout the entire summer. For example, one of the great things that the Ed Team did for us fellows was to host casual lunches throughout the summer to connect with one another. These were such great opportunities to chat with other members of the Ed Team and make connections beyond the projects we were working on together.

Katie is a Senior Program Manager at TechChange where she helps bring virtual conferences to life for partners and attendees around the world. Before TechChange, Katie worked on in-person and virtual events of varying sizes. She is originally from the Richmond, Virginia area and holds a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

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Marion joined the TechChange team as a Program Coordinator, where she helps the Events team to create meaningful and engaging virtual conferences for a worldwide audience. Before joining the Events team, Marion explored her own research on the importance and impact of virtual communication as a Psychology major and Communications minor at Davidson College and served as a TechChange Fellow. 

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Kayla recently joined the TechChange team as a Program Coordinator, where she supports the online events team in creating fascinating virtual conferences. Kayla holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, where she also minored in Technology Entrepreneurship. So excited to have you on the events team, Kayla!

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I recently graduated from Swarthmore College, where I studied Educational Studies and Linguistics. During my time there, I was conducting research on minoritized college students’ experiences navigating academic spaces within higher education. I became really interested in learning about and designing educational experiences that best fit the needs of the students. …

Emma Demers joined the TechChange team as a Summer Education Fellow! Emma graduated from Brown University and recently completed a service year with AmeriCorps. We sat down virtually with Emma to learn more about her background and experience. So excited to have you on the team, Emma!

Leveraging over a decade of experience facilitating courses, workshops, and events, the TechChange team utilized strategies from our educator toolkit to deliver a memorable virtual experience for – and with – the participants.

Following last month’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021 panel on ‘Digital Skills for E-Health: Post COVID-19’ participated by Ariel Frankel, our very own Director of Public Health, TechChange was quoted by the official news publication of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), MyITU.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. TechChange’s Ariel Frankel was invited to participate in the ‘Digital Skills for E-Health: Post COVID-19’ panel organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nick join Impact Boom‘s Thomas Long to discuss the importance of effectively marketing your impact as a social enterprise as well as the positive and negative implementations of technology progressing rapidly. Read the blog and listen in on the conversation.

“We’ve had many twists and turns in a 10-year journey, but my core team on the …