Community Team Manager
Mikel leads the Community Team, building diverse collaborations centered on amazing mapping tools and open data, to make positive change on complex, global problems. As Presidential Innovation Fellow at the US State Department, Mikel drove OpenStreetMap adoption across federal agencies. He is co-founder of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, co-founder of Map Kibera and GroundTruth Initiative and Board member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. He holds a master’s degree in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems from the University of Sussex, and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz.