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We are everywhere
Meet the Open Knowledge Foundation's global team.

We work as an agile organisation of 15-20 experts distributed across the world, combining foundation work and services. Today, most of our staff is from the Global South and 100% of our leadership team is made up of women.

Renata is an international lawyer, author and advocate. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in access to knowledge, freedom of expression, policymaking and global digital rights. Renata is an Affiliate with the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Renata is part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network on Digital Technologies and a member of the Global Board of Trustees of ​Digital Future Society, among other affiliations in a vast professional network extending across Europe, Latin America and North America. She co-founded the <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, the Progressive International and the Polylateral Association - an international platform cooperative for knowledge workers.

Cassandra Woolford

Cassandra Woolford

Director of Operations and Finance cassandra.woolford@okfn.org

Cassandra's background is in finance where she has over 25 years experience. Cassandra is responsible for the organisation’s operational and financial management. She supports the team to deliver the mission, vision and strategic objectives of the organisation. She is passionate about finance, spreadsheets and knowledge sharing as well as transparency. At the weekend you will find her in the great outdoors, trailing through forests and absorbing the scenery of the local mountain range.

Patricio Del Boca

Patricio Del Boca

Tech Lead and Open Activist patricio.delboca@okfn.org @pdelboca

Patricio is an Information Systems Engineer with more than 10 years of experience both in the private sector and NGOs. He has also been an activist of the open movement since a young age. He likes to collaborate with different communities to disseminate technical knowledge and participate as a speaker in events to spread the importance of more simple technologies. He loves programming and is always exploring new projects and tools.

Sara Petti

Sara Petti

International Network Lead, Project & Community Manager sara.petti@okfn.org @Sape_BY

Sara works with communities. She leads the Open Knowledge Network and manages the Frictionless Data community as well as being its project manager. Sara has previously worked in EU policy research, advocacy, and communications. She has managed projects on digital education with schools and public libraries from all across Europe. Sara is an enthusiast of the open movement and strongly believes in removing barriers and opening knowledge as a means of empowering citizens and fostering democracy. She has studied comparative literature and political science, and is currently based in Bologna, Italy. She speaks English, French, Italian, and German.

Lucas Pretti

Lucas Pretti

Communications, Institutional Relations & Advocacy Director https://pretti-et.al lucas.pretti@okfn.org

Lucas is a journalist, artist and researcher working in the intersections of digital culture, politics and humanities. For the last 18 years, Lucas has been a free culture advocate and part of a wide range of commons-based initiatives fighting for power distribution and people's participation in decision-making. He is also a PhD candidate in the Autonomous University of Madrid in the topics of the aesthetics of the commons.

Andres is a software developer mainly working with open data on free software. He's a civic and government technology advocate and also a member of Open Data Córdoba (an Argentinian NGO). He worked with open data inside and outside governments for the last decade. He is currently based in Mendiolaza, Córdoba, Argentina.

Consultants

Adrià Mercader

Adrià Mercader

Adrià has over fifteen years experience working in the open data and civic tech fields. He is an enthusiast of the open web, especially the communities built around open-source projects and open standards. He is a member of the CKAN Tech Team and has worked across dozens of technical projects from all sizes. He has a degree in Biology and an MSc in Geographic Information Systems. His first serious program was written in Visual Basic 6 many moons ago, and he once wrote a SOAP interface that ingested GML, in PHP. He currently lives near the shores of the Mediterranean, in the beautiful city of Tarragona.

Evgeny Karev

Evgeny Karev

Senior Developer for Frictionless Data https://github.com/roll

Evgeny is a passionate open-source developer living in Portugal. During his tenure at OKFN, he has led the Frictionless Data project, and designed and partially authored a complete programming stack from low-level data reading to high-level end-user applications like Open Data Editor and services like Frictionless Framework and Livemark. Evgeny participated in many open data empowering projects like CKAN, OpenTrials, and OpenSpending as a Python/JavaScript programmer.

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