Mozilla Open Leaders

Mozilla Open Leaders


These experts have volunteered their time (& are very excited) to speak with OLˣ participants! See anyone you’d like to chat with? Let your Mozilla Champion know.

Champions: please use this form to request a meeting with one of the experts below



I am a neuroscientist with a background in computer engineering, interested in machine learning, python, statistics, and diversity in STEM.

Tejasri Nampally

Hyderabad, India

Progressive Thinker, Supporter of Open Knowledge Foundation, Internet Freedom, User Privacy.

Sarah M Brown

Providence, RI, USA

Sarah M Brown is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Data Science Initiative at Brown University studying fair machine learning.

Engineer | ChangeMaker | (R)Evolutionary! Design Engineer (Wireless Communications, Automotive Software)

Kostas Stathoulopoulos

London, United Kingdom

I work at the intersection of machine learning, economics and policy-making, developing tools that help people take evidence-based decisions


Eriol Fox

Bristol, UK

Non-binary (They/Them) Designer, UI & UX, Illustrator, LGBTQ+, Queer, Sex positive, Feminist, Gamer, Vegan(ish). Designer @ushahidi

Design Researcher. User-processes designer. Working at the intersection of participatory approaches and pluriversal design conceptions.

I work as an independent consultant with social impact projects, helping them think through scale and program design. Happy to help with HCD

Andrew Nelson

Boston, MA

A media practitioner, digital marketing & comms specialist. Director at, and An ISOC [email protected]

Maya Wagoner

Brooklyn, New York, USA

User Experience Designer at the Brooklyn Public Library. Former Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Mentor in the Mozilla Open Leaders program.

Digital Inclusion

Lauren McCarthy is an artist who examines how issues of surveillance, automation, and network culture affect our social relationships.

Pablo Aguilera

Mexico City

Pablo is currently focused on advocating and researching the impact of AI, censorship, and surveillance on LGBTQI+ populations.

I am a librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Ifeoma Okonji


Social entrepreneur,Mozilla Open Leader,advocate for young women to leverage technology for equal development.

I am a IT Support, project manager, researcher, Mozilla contributor & curriculum designer also interested in entrepreneurship,volunteering.

Graduate lawyer, Co-founder/VP-Internet Yetu, Co-Organiser,Netsquared Nairobi. Interested in digital rights and digital inclusion.

Nikolaos Nerantzis

Thermi, Greece


São Paulo, Brasil

Technologist and activist advocating for digital privacy & security, feminism and human rights. MozFest 2022 wrangler & ambassadress

Itzel Moreno

Morelos, Mexico

We are a group of people in monority diversity. We trust in internet as a media for inclusion that drives fairer global policies for all.

Event Organization

Mario Garcia

Chiapas, Mexico

FOSS Enthusiast | Speaker | Mozillian | Mozilla Reps | Mozilla Open Leaders | Python & Rust Developer


President and Co-Executive Director of Code for Science & Society, 2016 Mozilla Fellow

Hélène Martin

San Diego, CA, United States

I am a maintainer for, a project that builds tools for mobile data collection in resource-constrained environments.

Lily is a budding IT person with a little over a year experience in Internet Governance issues/policies and Computer Networking.

A Storage Engineer at DellEMC. Has been involved in IG spaces for 2 years co-founded Digital Grassroots

Open Data

Meag Doherty

Washington, DC

Mozfest Wrangler 2022. Research software at National Institutes of Health. Aspiring vegan Italian cook.

Open Source| Data Science | Machine Learning

Fatma Guerfali

Tunis, Tunisia

Biologist/Bioinformatician working on high-throughput approaches applied to host-pathogen interactions at Institut Pasteur de Tunis (IPT).

Research Fellow | Free(dom) Software, Telecommunications, Neural Networks, Open Design of Trusted IoT, Psychology &Philosophy of Technology

Virginia Brussa


Internacionalista.Metodologías Participativas. Labs,OpenEdu,Science,Data. Participación en PP. CivicTech/OpenInnov/CitizenEngagement/DH

Open Educational Resources

Digital Access and Open Educational Resources Lead, eCampusOntario

Felipe is a Professor, Mozillian and a Web Dev, currently doing a Master's and researching about Open Educational Resources.

Writer and educator helping people connect and solve problems together.

Educational Consultant & Coach + Nonprofit Capacity Builder + Professor + Edu Researcher + Poet + Wikimedian + Actor-Network Theorist

Maha Bali

Cairo, Egypt

Associate professor of practice, Center for Learning & Teaching, American Univ in Cairo. Co-founder & #unboundeq

Sandra Muellrick

Berlin. Germany

Jennie is a digital strategist, librarian & open access enthusiast in Boston. She is Assistant Director for Outreach @ Harvard Law Library

Open Science

Head of Digital Scholarship, Boston College Libraries

I am a developer, entrepreneur and researcher, I love data and working with teams

Bradly Alicea

Champaign-Urbana IL USA

Bradly Alicea has a PhD from Michigan State, Head Scientist at Orthogonal Lab, and is a Senior Contributor at OpenWorm Foundation.

PhD candidate @ucsc; BSSw Fellow; @uccross grad researcher. Working on @getpopper.

Stardust with consciousness and anti-kyriarchy principles. Working on brains, clocks, sleep, meta-research through open philosophy.

Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PhD student in physics at the University of Toronto studying bacteria-virus interactions and the CRISPR adaptive immune system.

Hao Ye

Gainesville, Florida, USA

My research explores how ecosystems change over time using data; I am also interested in improving inclusion and accessibility in higher ed.

Caleb kibet

Nairobi, Kenya

I am a 19/20 Mozilla Fellow, MozFest 2021 Openness Wangler, interested in teaching, open science, reproducibility, and community building.

Brazilian researcher interested in Open Science, Open Data, specially open laboratory notebooks. Working at Fiocruz Open Science Group.

I am a computer scientist and geneticist writing code to ensure a future with enough food! My main tools are Python and the Web.

Anne Fouilloux

Oslo, Norway

Working as a Research Software Engineer.

Assistant professor at the Physics department of Utrecht University.

Monica Granados

Ottawa, ON, Canada

I a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow working as Policy Analyst at Environment and Climate Change Canada in open science.

Open Source

Md. Shahbaz Alam

Ranchi, India

Mozilla Reps | Open Source Enthusiast | Auth0 Ambassador | A Full-Stack Developer who loves speaking at meetups and conferences.

Biomedical Engineering PhD student that enjoys learning and teaching how to better understand data (and thus the world around us!).

Software Engineering Student at University of Brasília, open source developer, python programmer, functional languages lover!

Mozilla Open Leader, International Women In Open source Award Winner, Computer Science Student

Cheuk Ting Ho

London, UK

Cheuk is a data scientist, a public speaker. She encourages women in technology, and actively contributes to Python open source projects.

Rabimba Karanjai

Houston, TX, USA

Graduate Researcher, tinkerer. Works with Mozilla MR team on WebXR. Also a Mozilla TechSpeaker and Google Developer Expert

Fellow at the Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity, co-founder of openSNP & Director of Research at Open Humans. Does Community Science

A sociologist & software engineer interested in the intersections between technologies & societies. Also: menstrual cups & password managers

Apostolos Kritikos

Thessaloniki, Greece

Critical Engineer working w/ #OpenSource. Engineering Team Lead @toggltrack.

Software Engineering Student at University of Brasília - Brazil. Mostly a Python programmer and DevOps. Also a bassist and musician :)

Chris Hartgerink

Berlin, DE

Shuttleworth fellow resetting research work. MozFest wrangler 2021.

#FLOSS Advocate 📢 | D&I and Community 💙 | Open Source Diversity 🌼| Feminist 🙋 | she/her

Web Developer, Evangelist, Open Web Activist

Anna e só

Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Tech writer (Season of Docs, Open Collective), consultant (LAPPIS/UnB), Outreachy alum (Wikimedia) and applicant helper. They/them, a/ela/a.

Riccardo Iaconelli is from Milano, Italy. He has been a free software developer since he was 13, now leads Open Source Strategy at Mozilla.

A social innovator, with a keen interest in Working Open and how to leverage technology in solving socio-economic challenges,

I am a software developer with a soft spot for how technology can be used to improve our liives. I also wear a lot of cool hats.

Open Source enthusiastic and loves to code. A web developer, also interested in the Internet of Things and Android App development.

Data Science Fellow @ the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, I work on Project Jupyter ( and the Binder Project (

Jason A. Clark (he/him/his)

Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A.

librarian, professor, hacker, Semantic Web + metadata + archives geek, author, husband, dad - doing it under the Big Sky in Montana, U.S.A.

Privacy & Security

Mozfest Wrangler Mentor 2020 - 2021

Vishal Chavan

Nashik, Maharashtra, India

A Web Developer by profession, and an Open Source enthusiast by passion. I am currently elected as Mozilla Reps Council member.

PhD student at the Department of Computing of Imperial College London, my research mainly focus on resilience of Cyber Physical Systems.

Diwanshi Pandey

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Diwanshi is a Full Stack Software Engineer @ RedHat & a Mozilla Tech Speaker and enjoys telling people about WASM and Rust, JS, UI/UX.

Interested in privacy, de-centralization, security and open collaboration. Freelancer. Berlin, Germany.

Danny Rayman

Berlin, Germany

Chilean, Lawyer and researcher, working in projects related to Privacy, DigitalSafety, Anti Corruption, FoE, and Human rights accountability

Project Management

Bhuvana Meenakshi Koteeswaran

Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

MozFest 2018-22 | Socio-Tech Researcher | Spatial Cadetz |Mozilla Rep | Mozilla OL7 grad | NeuroDivergent

I am an open-source enthusiast who likes to hang out with geeks, drink a lot of coffee, and spend too much time in front of the terminal.