As technology work expanded at RHI, I shifted into this new role. During this time we expanded the Red Hook WIFI network to 15 hotspots, providing 4000+ users in 2015 with broadband access. The Digital Steward program graduates 30 young adults each year, and 75% find further employment or pursue further education. Beginning in 2017, Red Hook WIFI will expand to all commercial corridors of Red Hook, while the network simultaneously expands onto the footprint of NYCHA housing. I am a member of Mayor De Blasio’s Broadband Task Force, Per Scholas Brooklyn Advisory Board, and the RETI Center Advisory Board. I have presented RHI’s technology work at the White House, NYC City Hall, and internationally.
As a resident of Red Hook and long time employee of the Red Hook Initiative, I oversaw the development of the Community Initiatives arm of the organization. This allows me to meet with and create solutions with a wide variety of stakeholders, many of whom are also my neighbors. While in this position, our team developed Red Hook WIFI, Digital Stewards, Social Justice Fellows and Local Leaders programs. I was also a member of the Red Hook Coalition.
Initiated the development of a free community wireless network in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The network played a vital role during the recovery period after Hurricane Sandy. Since then we have expanded the network and created the Digital Stewards program, training and employing local young adults to install, maintain and promote the network while giving them skills to launch a career in technology.
Digital Stewards blog (I am the editor of this blog, written by the young adults.)
Red Hook Wifi in the press.
Initiated the creation of this youth media festival which brings together youth media makers from the East Coast to share work and learn from each other. Next year will be the 4th year of the festival.
As the Media Programs Coordinator at the Red Hook Initiative, I began incorporating other types of media production including videomaking, photography, game design and web-making into the middle school and high school programming. I also helped to redesign and maintain the website of the Red Hook Initiative.
After completing my graduate work in the Stanford University Learning, Design and Technology program, I was awarded a fellowship assisting the Bass Art Museum in Miami, FL to redesign their educational center. Final pictures and description of the physical redesign and programming here.
This is my portfolio from my time as a graduate student in the Learning, Design and Technology Program at the Stanford University School of Education.
Initially as a volunteer and then as staff, I created RHI Radio, a Internet radio program for high school participants at the Red Hook Initiative, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn, NY.
Producer, engineer and performer in this RnB duo. I designed this website and it was built by Brendan Klinger.
Created this website with high school students to showcase their work in my music and radio production class.
Initially, I created www.schlossangeles.com to present the work of my music production career. The studio has been sold and the Internet Radio is shuttered. The resume on the site is from 2010. For an updated CV, click here.