Itinerant Open Science/Data Advocate
I am a science researcher and an open access advocate, an engineer and an environmental scientist with expertise in both ‘science for policy’ as well as ‘policy for science’. I work wherever my experience and skills can help make a system, an organization, or a community more open.
My interests are in open sensor-based hardware, ethical issues around citizen-sourced information, licensing open hardware and certification of data quality, novel ways of citizen-engagement, and promoting hacker/maker spaces for learning-by-making, teaching-by-doing. I believe that not only is it possible to be both a practitioner and a policy-person at the same time, in today’s day and age it is the only way to ensure that our work has the highest possibility of making an impact, be it uncovering new knowledge or solving an intractable problem from local to global scales.