Joy Buolamwini and George Evans
Producer: Joy Buolamwini
Joy Buolamwini is a Rhodes Scholar, a Fulbright Fellow, a Stamps Scholar, a two-year recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship, a Google Anita Borg Scholar, and a Carter Center technical consultant recognized as a distinguished volunteer. At the Carter Center, she created an android-based mobile surveying solution that was used to survey nearly 40,000 people in its maiden launch in Ethiopia to help eliminate blinding Trachoma for over 17 million people. The tools are now used worldwide to combat other neglected tropical diseases.
At Georgia Tech she conducted research on health informatics as well as social robotics and autism graduating with highest honors with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
As a Fulbright Fellow in Zambia, she worked with local organizations and computer science education experts as well as practitioners to empower Zambian youth to become creators of technology as the Executive Director of the Zamrize initiative. To this role she brought 8 years of software development experience in web and mobile platforms.
She is a co-founder of Techturized INC and the founding Chief Technology Officer of Excelegrade. Currently pursuing a MSc in Education (Learning & Technology) and pole vaulting at the University of Oxford, Joy is passionate about using computational tools to deliver the promise of education and good health worldwide.
Media Director: George Evans
From an early age the artist was fascinated with the social interactions & anthropology aspects of photography as well as the mechanics of building cameras and controlling light. After George Evan received his Bachelors degree in literature from the American University, he went on to study the art and science of photography and film making at the Brooks Institute of photography; where he was mentored by artist Joyce Wilson. By 24 years old he was managing and retouching for David LaChapelle’s studio and afterwards went on to assist other photographers including Annie Leibovitz. He now resides in New York City and works as a conceptual portrait photographer/ director, with clients ranging from high fashion brands and publications to tech-startups and non-profits. His focus is to use the camera and the art of story-telling to leave the world a better place than he found it.