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Detroit Community Technology Project

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Katie Hearn

As the director of DCTP, Katie brings a passion for big picture visioning and co-creation. A self-described “dial-up baby,” an interest in community wireless networks led her to the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and the Detroit Digital Stewards community group, where she was moved by the promise of alternative digital futures.

She currently serves on the board of the Detroit Community Wealth Fund and the United Community Housing Coalition, and is a founding board member of the Detroit Kite Festival. If she’s not in a meeting, she is likely on a soccer field or a dance floor.

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Anderson Walworth

Chief Networking Engineer
Anderson facilitates community technology training through the Digital Stewards program. As part of this role, he maintains the mesh network and runs monthly digital stewards meetings.

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Tawana Petty

Director of Data Justice Programming
Tawana Petty has a diverse background of community organizing experience in Detroit, particularly around issues such as water rights, digital justice, and youth advocacy. In her role as Data Justice Community Researcher with DCTP, Tawana will lead a participatory research process exploring issues of data rights, digital privacy and racial and economic inequality in the U.S.

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Kristyn Sonnenberg

UX Developer
Kristyn has a background in UX research and design as well as web development. She is part of the communications team for DCTP, focusing on information design, graphic design and branding, and social media guides for the Equitable Internet Initiative. She is also responsible for design and development of DCTP’s website.

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Janice Gates

Director of EII Programming
Janice has a background in program management, marketing and public relations, and communications. In her role as the Program Coordinator for the Equitable Internet Initiative, she will be working with anchor organizations in three neighborhoods of Detroit seeding community technology programing, including DCTP’s Digital Stewards training program.