Our Team

NetSquared is a program of the Global Media team of TechSoup Global.
 

Sheetal Singh, Senior Director, Global Media

As Senior Director of Global Media, Sheetal manages the digital and social strategies for TSG’s suite of media properties and products. She oversees the educational and interactive community-building programming on TSG’s flagship site, TechSoup.org; the NetSquared program, which brings together technologists and social innovators online and in face-to-face meetups around the world; and the organization’s social media activity. She also creates digital strategy to ensure that the social sector has access to the full range of products and services TSG offers. 
 
Sheetal brings 15 years of digital strategy and online publication experience to TSG, having served as Content Manager at CNET’s Download.com and an Account Manager at the agency, Tribal DDB, where she built digital strategies for corporate clients. She also co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of the Popular Noise Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sheetal holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of London, SOAS, with a focus on technology use in a cross-cultural context and a BA from Pomona College.  
 

Kevin Lo, Senior Program Manager, Global Media

Kevin is responsible for strategy and operations for the Netsquared program. He also interfaces with various internal and external stakeholders in the TechSoup Global universe. Previously as Lead Technology Analyst, he wrote and edited content on TechSoup.org properties, and assisted with the donor review and onboarding processes. He was involved with the launch and translation of TechSoup Asia, a project that brought technology resources to NGOs in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia.
 
Kevin holds an MPA and MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School in Syracuse, and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
 

Elijah van der Giessen, Community Manager

Elijah van der Giessen is the Community Manager for NetSquared at TechSoup Global where he fosters online and offline network involvement through community management and content curation.  He works closely with NetSquared Local organizers to launch, grow, and support local community groups in over 50 cities around the world.
 
Previously Eli managed the David Suzuki Foundation web team, coordinated a team of 150 volunteers for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and spent several winters wandering Canada as part of the Canadian Idol crew.
 
He's currently based in Vancouver BC, contracting to the San Francisco office.