Meredith is the Public Lead for Creative Commons USA. She manages the day-to-day operations of the organization and maintains the core legal guidance around Creative Commons licenses. Meredith is currently working with libraries and archivists on a project to define best practices in fair use specific to those communities. Additionally, Meredith serves as the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University's Washington College of Law, where her work includes research and advocacy on open access to federally funded research, flexible limitations and exceptions to copyright, and the public interest in intellectual property law.
As Outreach and Policy Manager for Creative Commons USA, Ethan's focus is on crafting a message and strategy around open licensing, educating decision-makers about its potential, and expanding use of the Creative Commons licenses in the US. Previously at U.S. PIRG, Ethan worked as an advocate for students on affordable and accessible higher education, organized youth voter turnout campaigns, and conducted research around open educational resources and their impact.
Michael W. Carroll is Professor of Law and the Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). He teaches and writes about intellectual property law and cyberlaw. He is recognized as a leading advocate for open access over the Internet to the research that appears in scholarly and scientific journals. In addition, he speaks about and promotes publication of open educational resources and open scientific data.
Professor Carroll is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc. He also serves on the Board of the Public Library of Science (2012- present) and recently completed service on the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information (2008-2013). He is a member of the Editorial Board of I/S Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (2006 – Present). In addition, he is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology (2009- Present) and a member of the Advisory Board of Public Knowledge (2009-Present).
Mike Palmedo directs multidisciplinary research on copyright user rights at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University. His current work focuses on the effects of different types of copyright limitations over time in different countries. He writes for and administers the InfoJustice blog on the public interest in intellectual property law, and is working on a project to . Palmedo holds a Masters in International Economic Relations from the American University School of International Studies, where he focused his studies on the economic effects of increasingly high levels of intellectual property laws worldwide, and is currently pursuing a PhD in economics.
Jeselene Andrade, CC USA program coordinator, will expand her project management work for our work on developing a best practices in fair use for open educational resources. Jeselene will also work to support some of the activities of the CC USA chapter. Prior to joining the CC USA team she worked as Admissions Advisor at George Washington University and a Program Coordinator at Boston University. She holds a BA in Community Health and Master in Public Health from George Washington University.
Bilan Jama is the Education Policy Specialist at Creative Commons USA. Her job primarily focuses on supporting OER policy and CC license adoption in K-12 communities, including supporting the #GoOpen network. She manages relationships with partner organizations, connecting with teachers, and contributing some insight around K-12 education policy and practices. Before working with Creative Commons, Bilan was a fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C, and recently completed her M.A. in Educational Transformation with a concentration in Advocacy & Policy at Georgetown University.
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Kennina Ip is a 2L at American University Washington College of Law with a focus in pharmaceutical patent litigation and biometric data privacy law. As an avid musician, she has often encountered Creative Commons USA throughout her musical journey and is excited to finally join the team. Kennina is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton University in New York.
Torrey Feldman is a 2L at American University Washington College of Law who plans on becoming an entertainment and sports attorney with a focus on Intellectual Property via copyright and trademark law. With that goal in mind, Torrey has teamed up with Creative Commons USA to work toward both understanding and bettering the licensing of creative material. She is also passionate about live music and live sports, and eventually hopes to create a space where those without means to enjoy the events in person have access, in one form or another, to the content. Torrey holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Broadcasting and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Journalism. She is also a proud dog mom to her six-year-old morkie-poo, Harley.