Our Board of Advisors provides insight and support to the organization's Board of Directors and management team on a variety of issues ranging from the development of programming and services to marketing, public relations, and technology operations. The Board of Advisers is comprised of a wide range of experts from the education, nonprofit and private sectors. Meet our Advisors below.
Amiko Kauderer is a Publicist and Digital Strategist at Mach 25 LLC, working side-by-side with her business and husband, husband Scott Kelly, record-breaking former NASA Astronaut and retired U.S Navy Captain.
She launched her career at NASA in 1998. As a NASA Public Affairs Officer, and Internet/Social Media Manager at the NASA Johnson Space Center, she employed 20 years’ experience in online community, web content development and related technologies to help NASA navigate in today's digital world. She encouraged the adoption of social media that brought the world its first tweet from space. Amiko trained NASA astronauts how to explore and engage with a public that spans the globe through social media. She was the manager and lead contributor of a kaleidoscope of social media accounts at NASA Johnson Space Center, including the NASA Johnson Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, NASA Astronauts Twitter and space blogs and the suite of social media for the International Space Station as well as NASA's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate. She conducted the first Reddit AMA, Twitter chat, and Tumbler Q&A from space, and led a number of NASA social events for NASA's follower audience. Amiko’s most recent accomplishment is Astronaut Scott Kelly's social media campaign during NASA's unprecedented #YearInSpace mission. The campaign garnered worldwide attention via social and traditional national media, and was recognized with a PRSA Silver Anvil Award. She demonstrated her digital savvy across multiple platforms, developing content from edited video to animated gifs and coordinating engagement activities with heavy-hitter influencers - including the White House and President Barack Obama - through a variety of social activities that engaged the public across the globe. Amiko also served as a spokesperson for the Agency and commentator on NASA Television, providing live commentary from inside Mission Control during Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.
Amiko has been a long-time supporter of volunteerism, with more than 30 years experience, volunteering for the VA Medical Center, Planned Parenthood, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and serving as a court-appointed Child Advocate.
She holds a B.A. in Communication from University of Houston, Clear Lake, and studied Digital Media Studies at UHCL.
Beverly Magda, Ph.D. is the Associate Provost, Academic Outreach at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. She focuses on partnership development with other academic institutions and corporations. Previously, she served as Associate Dean, Faculty Director, and Associate Professor of Technology Management and Systems Engineering Management at Georgetown University, where she developed, launched, and managed graduate programs both on campus and on-line, conducted outreach and business development, and led the academic operations of the programs.
Beverly spent over 20 years in the technology field that involved projects focused on enterprise-wide systems initiatives and organizational systems change at institutions such as the Humane Society of the United States and Johns Hopkins University. Her experience in managing projects from a systems level combined with her research led to publications and presentations regarding organizational systems change. Dr. Magda taught at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and Hood College at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, as well as a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management and Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science.
After being the victim of online defamation that destroyed her reputation and career, Sue Scheff sued her attacker and in 2006 won the largest defamation jury award in American legal history, $11.3 million ($1,170,000 in compensatory damages and $2,000,000 in punitive damages). She recounted her amazing story in the book "Google Bomb: The Untold Story of the $11.3M Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet," co-authored with attorney John W. Dozier, Jr. She is also the author of "Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate."
Sue is the founder of Parents' Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.), which she created to help families with at-risk teens. She has been featured on Anderson, ABC News, 20/20, Dr. Phil, CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric, Lifetime, Fox News, CBC, BBC, CNN Headline News, InSession Court TV and noted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times and others.
Daniel J. Solove
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and is an internationally known expert in privacy law.
He has consulted in high-profile privacy law cases, contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and testified before Congress. Daniel has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.
He writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. He is the author of the books Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale University Press forthcoming 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard University Press 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007), The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Internet Age (NYU Press 2004), in addition to several textbooks. He has also written more than 40 articles and essays, which have appeared in many of the leading law reviews, including the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and Georgetown Law Journal, among others.
He received his A.B. in English Literature from Washington University, where he was an early selection for Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.