Mozilla Open Leaders

Mozilla Open Leaders

OL7 Mentors & Experts

These are the volunteer mentors and experts for Open Leaders 7.


Each OL7 project is assigned a personal mentor. Mentors meet with projects every two weeks during the program.

Exploring the world with different lenses!

Hi! I'm Saskia. My work centers on creative learning, creative computing, & AI robotics.

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

Sean founded Yale Privacy Lab and is a lecturer at Yale Law School with expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, and mobile device forensics.

Thomas Sithole is a Zimbabwean NGO leader with experience in advocating for communication rights and open, accessible and healthy internet

I run Wikimedia Foundation's social platforms and work on making the Wikipedia community a more inclusive, welcoming space.

Luis E. Fraguada is the technical director for datable (LLC/SL), a design studio focusing on projects which merge tradition and technology.

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.

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

Luis works as developer relations program manager at the leading media for software professionals in Latin America.

I'm a designer based in the Canadian Far North currently working at Ushahidi on FOSS for crisis response and humanitarian work.

Nate is an evangelist who connects people, ideas, and technologies to make things better.

Historian and lawyer of Puerto Rico. She works on human rights, especially freedom of expression and gender.

Physicist and Developer currently based in Berlin

Developer, Maker, Youtuber.

Bérénice Batut

Freiburg, Germany

Bioinformatician and Trainer at the University of Freiburg Mozilla OL6 Grad and OL7 Mentor <3 Open Science and Education

Nikolaos Nerantzis

Thermi, Greece

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

Biologist, Ecologist, Epidemiologist, Open Science Advocate.

Open Source| Data Science | Machine Learning

MozFest Wrangler 2019. Passionate about research and engineering on green technologies, always supporting openness, diversity and inclusion.

Tejasri Nampally

Hyderabad, India

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

Caleb kibet

Nairobi, Kenya

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

Interested in open education and collaborative learning.

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.

Web Developer, Evangelist, Open Web Activist

Mozillian | Open Source Enthusiast | CSE junior

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

Community builder & growth marketer

Software developer. Helping developer communities find meaning in their contribution to open source projects.

Program Manager, Federated Design, MozFest team. I facilitate the community co-design of the Festival by a team of global leaders.

I am Research Software Engineer. I'm interested in making science and research more open, transparent, reproducible and sustainable.

Epidemiologist. Expert in open science tools and methods. Runs reproducibility workshops for scientists. Consultant.

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

New York native. Amateur runner. Nature enthusiast.

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

Sarah Morris

Atlanta, GA, USA

Librarian, curriculum designer, and media literacy educator

Oarabile Mudongo

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

I’m a Tech Exchange Fellow with the Ford Foundation and Media Democracy Fund, I work as a Research Fellow focusing on emerging technologies.

Medical Doctor. Passionate about ->open<- science->open<- dataAccess to MedicinesCitation networksOrigami

A woman Engineer who enjoys encouraging young people to join STEM related domains and strives to bridge the digital divide around the globe.

Working at, Intel® AI For Youth. Extracurricular at CultrStudio, Healthier AI. Mozillian for about 5 years, now serving as a Council Member.

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

Quantitative Ecologist and Lecturer at UFAL, Brazil.

Librarian at East Los Angeles College. Open education. Critical information literacy. Community colleges.

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

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

I am a communications and outreach manager at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Alexander Kutschera

Munich, Germany

I love 3D printing, recreating scientific instruments and getting lost on unnecessary nerdy projects.

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.

Gracielle Higino

Brazil / Canada

Theoretical & Quantitative Ecology freak. SciComm & Open Science leader. Catalyst of movements.

Historian, librarian, and design technologist at the University of Nebraska.

I am an Academic Staff with rank of Lecturer at the Addis Ababa University & Directory of Open Access Journals Ambassador for East Africa.

Head of Digital Scholarship, Boston College Libraries

Handling unforeseen & unsolved challenges on a daily basis, also known as doing science. Leading and growing @mybinderteam Also: Triathlon

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

Postdoctoral research associate, coastal wetlands, fluid mechanics, open source scientific software

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

I study brain evo-devo. I develop open Web apps to facilitate access to data, foster collaboration&citizen science. Background is fine arts.

PhD student researching on Human Computer Interaction #HCI / Massive Open Online Courses #MOOCs. We build Learning Communities to empower.

Juli Arancio

Geneva, Switzerland

I study how open science hardware democratizes science & tech, and I also run some community science projects that use it.

Okari is a Marketing & Communications professional. He is currently working on an African Citizen History project(

UNESCO Wikimedian in Residence, previously Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Wikimania 2014, MonmouthpediA. WYSE International faculty

Researcher in gender, internet governance, inclusion and diversity

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


Experts are available to join cohort calls or individual mentorship calls to share their experience and expertise during OL7.

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

Marios is a hacktivist and PhD student at University College London, researching the intersection of privacy, anonymity and decentralization

Former Social Worker and Therapist turned Wikimedian

Daniela Saderi

Portland, OR, USA

Daniela Saderi, Ph.D. – Co-Founder and Project Lead at PREreview – Former Mozilla Fellow

Andrew Nelson

Boston, MA

BIO- technology 🔬 & informatics 💻. DATA- visualization 📊 & analysis 📑. Photo- 📷 & video- 🎥 GRAPHY. FA- mily 💑 & ther👨‍👦.

A human Bot, w/ a capital B. Principal scientist @ Sage Bionetworks living at the intersection of biomed research, technology, and policy

Bruno Vieira

London, UK

Former Mozilla Fellow, Founder of, an Open Source community building reusable code and tools for bioinformatics.

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

Mozilla Open Internet Leader, Wrangler, Ambassador & Creative Media Awardee. Founder at Digital Grassroots. I care about digital inequality.

Apostolos Kritikos

Thessaloniki, Greece

CTO at Social Mind, Digital Marketing Agency. Researcher: Open Source Software Engineering & Software Resilience, Informatics Dept., A.U.TH.

Bad writer by practice, activist by choice, and engineer by training. Open Knowledge. Interdisciplinary is the way forward.

Manage data, technology, reporting; finance, governance, and admin for for 501c3, 501c4, and PACs.

Mario Garcia

Chiapas, Mexico

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

Meag Doherty

Washington, DC

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

Community Scientist / Science Hack Day Berlin co-organiser / DIY Science podcast co-host / culture & cultural data at Wikimedia Germany.

I focus on finding new ways to lower barriers that impact the astronomy community’s ability to create and share their work.

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

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

Writer and educator helping people connect and solve problems together.

A Computer Science grad working on algorithms, Java, JavaScript, the mobile web and AI.

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

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

I'm a designer and leader who builds digital sites, systems and services at scale for value-driven organizations.

Mozfest Wrangler Mentor 2020 - 2021

Yo Yehudi

Cambridge, UK

Fond of open science, open source, and vegetables. Participant/mentor/host in OL4, 5, 6, 7, X. 2018 Openness MozFest Wrangler.

Research Software Engineer at the University of Sheffield, editor for rOpenSci, ex-Marine Macroecologist.

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.

Free Software & Digital Rights Activist

Radio Astronomer/Open Science Champion @ UoM. Mozilla Open Leader: Round 4 Project Lead, Round 5 Mentor/Cohort Host. HER+Data MCR Organiser.

Open Education Program Lead at University of Alberta, project management instructor, advocate for #open (and for cats sitting on quilts).

I'm a multi-disciplinary designer currently leading Product and Design for Sourcemap, a New York based tech social enterprise.

A computer science engineer by education, I succumbed to the lure of building communities & took up community management as my profession.

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.

Maha Bali

Cairo, Egypt

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

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.

Open educator, open researcher, Strategic Education Developer - National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in HE (Ireland)

André Maia Chagas

Brighton, UK

Mozilla Fellow, Open Science advocate -focus on OS Hardware. Creator of OpenNeuroscience, collab @TReNDinAfrica, editor @PLOS OS toolkit

Computer science major interested in the intersection between data science and cyber security. I am also a Fall 2017 Open Leader.

Editorial Lead at the Mozilla Foundation. Writing, and conducting press relations, about internet health


São Paulo, Brasil

Cyber security research and activist advocating for digital privacy & security, feminism, cat lover, and human rights defender.

Julia Stewart Lowndes

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Mozilla Fellow working to increase the value and practice of open/data science in environmental science through community, data, and code

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.

Experimenting with Rust.

Aiming to improve the health of brand-consumer relationships.

Lead for The Dataset Nutrition Label Project, a collective focused on ethical AI. Cross-sector experience in edu, fintech, gov, healthcare.

Co-Founder of Pockets Change, making money more approachable through Hip hop pedagogy. Over a decade in education, business, and tech.

Katie is the Program Director at ChickTech, where she works to equip communities with the necessary tools to build impactful change.

Virginia Brussa


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

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

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

Researcher in brain imaging data sciences at Inria focused on brain imaging. I develop methods & standards to enable data reuse.

A Strategy Consultant, a Neuroscientist and a Pharmacist, but above all a Tech enthusiast for its applications across all those spaces