You can find me at xicanista.blogspot.com
I am a Chicana-feminist interested in the development of technology for social change. I want to better understand the social, economic and political impact of technology has on the world's women, poor and people of color - and do something about it.
I have a B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Davis and transitioned into computing by earning a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Computer Science from Mills College. My masters thesis is In Sisterhood: A Technology-Enhanced Community Organizing Model. It is a unique blend of political science, women's studies, computer science and the practice of community organizing. The study reveals how a bottom-up online activist strategy can enhance traditional organizing methods through consciousness raising and motivating political change via grassroots data collection. READ MORE