Board of Directors
danah boyd, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
danah is a social media researcher who has been named one of the most influential scholars in the tech industry more than once. boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, and was a co-director of the Youth and Media Policy Working group, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Steve Buffone, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Steven is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He also serves on DoSomething.org’s Board of Directors. He is a corporate transactional lawyer who has represented clients in a wide variety of industries in mergers and acquisitions, public and private issuances of debt and equity securities, venture capital financings, corporate restructurings and bankruptcies and general corporate counseling.
John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., President, Georgetown University
John is the President of Georgetown University. Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. DeGioia held a variety of senior administrative positions at Georgetown, including senior vice president, responsible for university-wide operations, and dean of student affairs. As Dean of Student Affairs, John oversaw the University’s crisis prevention and student health initiatives.
DJ Patil, Ph.D., Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock
DJ has been named by Forbes to be one of the top data scientists on the planet. After a stint at the Department of Defense, DJ built the data science team at LinkedIn. He is currently Chief Data Scientist at Greylock.