Entries by Joe Miller

Ep 55: The Future of ‘Smart Cities’ with Chelsea McCullough

Ep 55: The Future of ‘Smart Cities’ with Chelsea McCullough

Chelsea McCullough (@ChelseaMcC) is dedicated to fostering collaboration across the public and private sector in order to connect and engage communities to solve civic challenges. Her current focus on Smart Cities unifies her experience in tech, policy, social impact, civic engagement and entrepreneurship. Chelsea is a Zhi-Xing Eisenhower Fellow and will travel to China this Fall to study Smart City innovation. She documents her research on a community platform she created, Digi.City, and is …

Ep 54: How to Increase Opportunities for Latinos in Technology with Jose Marquez-Leon

Ep 54: How to Increase Opportunities for Latinos in Technology with Jose Marquez-Leon

Jose A. Marquez-Leon (@LISTA1) is the National President, CEO, and Founder of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA). In this role he serves as lead advocate on state and federal issues related to the role of Latinos in the technology sector. He is also charged with coordinating organization-wide strategic planning for LISTA initiatives and is executive director of 15 LISTA TechLatino Councils nationwide. Since LISTA’s inception the organization has developed …

Ep 53: A Teacher Reveals How to Help Kids Learn Computer Science with Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Ep 53: A Teacher Reveals How to Help Kids Learn Computer Science with Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen (@reitzlarsen) is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing opportunities for all students to be successful. She works with teachers nationwide on the CSforAllTeachers.org site and with Code.org to promote the importance of computer science, assist …

Ep 52: How to Protect Your Business Against Legal Problems with Rachel Rodgers

Ep 52: How to Protect Your Business Against Legal Problems with Rachel Rodgers

My guest today is Rachel Rodgers (@RachelRodgersEsq) business lawyer turned business coach, intellectual property strategist, and the creator of Small Business Bodyguard. In 2013, she created the Small Business Bodyguard: Cover Your Bases, Cover Your Assets, Cover Your Ass. This game-changing legal resource has been called “fun and engaging” by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan and a “graduate-level course on how to build a strong foundation for your business” by CEO of OurDeal, …

Ep 51: How Tech Can Help Get Black Men the Health Care They Deserve with Jermane Bond

Ep 51: How Tech Can Help Get Black Men the Health Care They Deserve with Jermane Bond

My guest today is Jermane Bond (@JermaneBond) — Senior Fellow at the National Collaborative for Health Equity where he leads efforts to address the determinants of health for boys and men of color. His research interests include men’s preconception health and reproductive life planning, paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes and racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality. With funding from the Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Bond formed …

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

My guest today is Jessica Gonzalez (@JGonzalezNHMC), Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Jessica oversees all NHMC operations from headquarters in Pasadena, California. Jessica has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and has been interviewed on television and radio. Additionally, she played an …

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

My guest today is Jennifer Pozner (@jennpozner), founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. A widely published journalist, Jennifer serves on the board of editors of In These Timesmagazine. Her work has appeared in corporate media outlets such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix, independent magazines such as Ms…

Ep 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

Ep 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

My guest today is Matt Wood (@mattfwood)—Policy Director at Free Press. Matt helps shape Free Press’ efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the public interest law firm Media Access Project and in the communications practice groups of two private law firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, …

Ep 47: How Policy Professionals Can Tell Better Stories with Data with Marcus Jiménez

Ep 47: How Policy Professionals Can Tell Better Stories with Data with Marcus Jiménez

My guest today is Marcus Jiménez. Marcus is Founder and CEO of Sticky Docs—a content creation, data visualization and publishing platform for enterprises of all kinds. In 2014, Sticky Docs was the winner of the Tabby Business Award for Best Enterprise Marketing app. Marcus has also been recognized by Agency Post, the American Marketers Association, the Art Director’s Club, The Society of Publication Designers, and the ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition, where he was honored as a Change Agent Award …

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

My guest today is Dr. Melissa A. Rasberry (@MelRasberry). Melissa is senior technical assistance consultant at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where she serves as the principal investigator for the CS10K Community, an online community of practice for computer science teachers sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She has created and facilitated over 35 virtual communities throughout her career, providing effective online professional learning experiences for educators. Dr…