Mary Joyce

Résumé

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Profile

Leading fellow grad students to produce the Global Digital Activism Data Set (Seattle, 2013)

Leading fellow grad students to produce the Global Digital Activism Data Set (Seattle, 2013)

Managing

Over ten years working on Democratic campaigns and training human rights activists 

My place has always been in the righteous fight with those resisting injustice (Worcester, 2011)

My place has always been in the righteous fight with those resisting injustice (Worcester, 2011)

Advocacy

Ten years leading small teams, remotely and in-person, in nonprofit, academic, and voluntary contexts

At Google for the launch of VR Action Lab's virtual reality experiences (New York, 2017)

At Google for the launch of VR Action Lab's virtual reality experiences (New York, 2017)

Innovation

Twelve years working in emerging tech, including data science and virtual reality

 

Selected Experience

 

Harmony Labs 

Nonprofit analyzing and creating media in support of an open, resilient, and democratic society

Impact Design Director  (October 2017 - Present)

Impact Strategist  (February - September 2017)

Communications Director  (November 2016 - January 2017)

  • Coordinate Virtual Reality Action Lab, a $100K+ Google-funded project to rapidly prototype new social impact uses of virtual reality; managed a diverse team of filmmakers, nonprofit and corporate partners, and academic researchers to produce three anti-bullying VR experiences currently being piloted in schools
  • Manage team of industry-leading Microsoft researchers and junior data scientists to create Ratio -- software that pulls articles from 2,000 news sources to understand, at scale, the dysfunctions of the US media ecosystem following the 2016 election

Do Big Good Consulting

Consulting firm providing digital activism strategy for activists and nonprofits globally

Founder and Principal (2006 - 2016)

  • Created and delivered trainings on digital communication strategy to over 200 activists and NGOs in a dozen countries from the Middle East to Northern Europe, helping them defend the rights of the marginalized
  • Developed content strategies and KPIs for a set of websites in six post-Soviet nations informing citizens of their rights in healthcare settings; average of 400% growth (high = 1100%) in unique visitors 2011 to 2015

Digital Activism Research Project

Research Group at the University of Washington focusing on the effect of digital technology on contentious politics Globally

Co-Founder and Associate Director (2012 - 2014)

  • Designed and managed the creation of the first global digital activism data sets; secured over $180,000 in grants to support this work
  • Managed a six-person team of graduate research assistants who compiled the data sets, which included 1,500 cases of digital activism from 151 countries

Obama for America

Barack Obama’s first campaign for the presidency

New Media Operations Manager (July - November 2008)

  • Assisted Director and Deputy Director of New Media in managing logistics for 80-person department at campaign headquarters in Chicago
  • Initiated and managed e-card experiment targeting thousands of senior citizens on Grandparents Day

Education 

 

Certificate in Product Management, General Assembly, New York, NY

Master of Arts in Communication, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Master of Public Policy (1st year), Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Arts in History, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

I am most comfortable  leading others in uncharted territory.

 
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