Meet the NDIA Fellows
NDIA’s Fellows are individuals exhibiting exemplary knowledge of the digital inclusion field and are engaged in academic pursuits. NDIA Fellows contribute greatly to the community building and policy impact work of NDIA. They choose which projects to donate time toward and when appropriate, NDIA’s hires them to support contract work.
Shauna Edson is our newest fellow and has served in the following roles:
- Chair of the working group that guided the development of the Edge Digital Inclusion Primer for the Urban Libraries Council.
- Chair of Digital Inclusion Week the past two years.
Tianca Crocker has been an NDIA fellow for a year. Her roles within NDIA have included:
- Researcher and co-author for the Digital Inclusion Coalitions Guidebook.
- Providing digital inclusion guidance to a housing authority.
- Provided guidance on the development of the Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition.
Shauna is the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at The Salt Lake City Public Library. She leads the library’s digital inclusion initiative, the Tech League, and works with library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library’s eight locations serve. Shauna is a contributing author to Tech For All: Moving Beyond the Digital Divide (2019), and has spoken nationally and internationally on digital equity, digital literacies, and digital storytelling. She is an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah, serves as the Chairwoman for Utah Communities Connect: Utah’s Digital Alliance, and as the Planning Team Lead for NDIA’s Digital Inclusion Week. Email Shauna at [email protected]
Tianca Crocker is a macro social worker and applied researcher motivated by the eradication of systemic poverty. Tianca is an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on information communication technology policies that enable digital equity for economic opportunity and social service modernization. She previously served as a Digital Inclusion Fellow at Austin Free-Net and as a Mozilla Open Leader focused on open data initiatives in Ghana. Tianca is a proud Virginia native with a penchant for crab cakes, yock, and muscadine grapes. Email Tianca at [email protected]