Michal is currently doing his PhD in Computer Science with a focus on crowdsourced damage mapping and its possible usage in case of a disaster. He has his MSc in Geoinformatics and during his studies used to work/live in Czech republic, Sweden and China. He likes map making, programming, MOOCs and learning new languages (currently working on Chinese, next one will be Spanish). He is a gym addict and a passionate traveller always choosing off the beaten path while trying to understand the local culture.
Liz spent some time travelling before gaining a BSc in Ecology, Conservation and Animal behaviour. She currently loves working with large data sets at the Natural History Museum in London, where she first started out on the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Program (CSIP), but now works as a researcher with the GIS team, digitising the museums extensive collections.
Soji is a pro-active self-starter, a keen learner and passion for growth/development. Background in Biochemistry but working in the media sector within the space of marketing/advertising and content production. Also, currently acquiring expertise in healthcare technology management particularly in the context of the developing economies
Steven has a BSc in Geography,a Post Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He currently works as a Geographic Information Consultant for Land and Property Services the national mapping agency of Northern Ireland
She loves OpenStreetMap, HOT, Ushahidi, E-learning, new technologies and.. Chinese language.
Louise has a BSc in Geography and Computer Science,a MSc in Geographic Information Systems and a MSc in Geophysical hazards (natural hazards). She did a internship an UN Satellite program for humanitarian relief (UNOSAT) in Switzerland. I am currently working as a data analyst in Belgium for a global company. Louise is interested in GIS, data analysis, mapping, satellite imagery,e-learning and currently learning Dutch (Flemish).
Wendy is pursuing a PhD to study the intersections of collective intelligence and crisis journalism at CU-Boulder. Previously, she was the founder of tekhne.co, a digital information firm, and a Peace Corps Response ICT volunteer. This latest life turn comes after a decade of reporting/editing where she covered the Holy Trinity of news beats: Sex, politics and religion. She says she was led to journalism after a social work career where she witnessed the best and worst of humanity on a daily basis.
Jacopo deals with developing countries and disaster-related scenarios. He has a MA in International Development and a MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience. In the last three years, he has been exploring Europe and Asia, among developing countries and lively communities. Interested in DRR and CCA at the grassroots level, he is still searching for worldwide challenging opportunities for self-development.