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May 11, 2018

Nina Sandlin is a human as well as a Chicago resident, long-time volunteer at the Field Museum, spider enthusiast, and civic technologist. In our conversation, we dive into her research at the Field Museum and her work photographing female spider genitalia in order to help people better identify a certain type of spider...


Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Laura Brentner is a human as well as a lecturer of environmental science at the University of Loyola. She’s passionate about developing sustainable environmental solutions using bio-based technologies, and her research mainly focuses on restoring and maintaining natural environmental systems and meeting the needs...


Feb 20, 2018

Soren Spicknall is a human who is also a Chicago-based civic technologist. He spends his nights and his days thinking about how to leverage emerging tools like data science, blockchain, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality for the benefit of the humanity. As a Microsoft Civic Tech Fellow, he also explores the...


Feb 13, 2018

Ranjani Prabhakar is human who is also a city planner, striving to understand and tackle urban problems by combining quantitative analysis with a deep understanding of fellow humans. Currently, she is the Energy Policy Manager for the City of Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where she manages renewable energy and...


Jan 29, 2018

Natalie Brown is a human who is also a senior at Vanderbilt College studying Anthropology and Human and Organizational Development. She grew up in the Northern suburbs of the city of broad shoulders (Chicago) but her life has since taken her to such interesting experiences as being an empathy intern for mRelief, working...