Fellows



FOST SUMMIT 2016

Madison Maxey
Creative Technologist
Madison Maxey is a creative technologist who works at the intersection of design and technology.
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Evan Walker-Wells
Cofounder and Publisher, Scalawag
Evan Walker-Wells is a cofounder and the publisher of Scalawag, a new media nonprofit reckoning with Southern politics and culture.
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Malachi Byrd
Poet
Crowned the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the nation's capital, Byrd is the self-proclaimed first Senator of Washington, DC (Vote Byrd 2032).
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Jenn Duong
Director of VR / Cofounder, 1215 Creative / SH//FT
Jenn Duong is the director of virtual reality at 1215creative, a creative agency and production company based in Los Angeles.
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Kristopher Edelen
Chef, HOTPANnyc
Kristopher Edelen (also known as Chef KPE) is interested in reinventing the modern American dining experience, and in February 2014, he launched HOTPANnyc, a culinary concept dedicated to postmodern cuisine.
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FOST SUMMIT

Marie-Therese Png
Founder, Implikit
Marie-Therese Png is the founder of Implikit, a neurotechnology project at the MIT Media Lab, developing design ethics around using VR/neurofeedback to decrease implicit racial bias.
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Keya Tama
Street Artist
Keya Tama is a 19-year-old South African street artist living in Los Angeles who has been producing murals and participating in exhibitions around the world since the age of thirteen.
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Emi Mahmoud
Poet, UNHCR High Profile Supporter
Emi Mahmoud is the reigning 2015 World Poetry Slam Champion. She dedicates her time to spreading understanding through poetry and advocacy, particularly for the cause of refugees and disadvantaged communities.
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Alex Laughlin
Podcast producer, BuzzFeed
Alex is a News Audio Fellow at BuzzFeed, where she produces podcasts and tells stories on the Amazon Echo.
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Nina Mariah Donovan
Spoken-Word Artist
Nina Mariah Donovan is a 19-year-old spoken-word artist and student whose poem, "Nasty Woman," was recited by Ashley Judd at the 2017 Women's March on Washington.
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Ani Acopian
Video Creator
Ani Acopian is a 23-year-old filmmaker and content creator whose work aims to challenge the boundaries where film and social media intersect.
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