Who Is Our Community?
We welcome the curious, the compassionate,
and the eternally hopeful.
From scientists and artists to humanitarians and explorers, PopTech creates refreshingly different experiences. It’s an environment where the world’s greatest minds and makers come together to exchange ideas and inspiration.
Since 2008, PopTech’s Fellows programs have identified and mentored some of the world’s most promising disruptors, scientists, and public advocates. Cumulatively, the 185 member PopTech Fellow alumni group has positively impacted the lives of over a billion people, spanning more than 105 countries across the globe.
The Fellows alumni network is the ingenuity engine of our community and our most treasured legacy program. Each year we welcome a small number of individuals into the Fellows program to work on defined projects. Inclusion in the Fellows network is by nomination and invitation only. Please direct inquiries to Fellows@poptech.org.
As a community-guided collaborative, we are driven by diverse leadership groups that reflect our ethos and the multi-faceted nature of our work.
For nearly three decades, we have had the honor of working with world leaders, industry titans, poets, and peacemakers, as well as Nobel, Pulitzer, and Grammy winners.
As speakers, presenters, and panelists, our collaborators bring their expertise and generate inspiration within our community.
We are privileged to work with leading brands, creative agencies, philanthropic foundations, academic institutions, think tanks, and social change organizations. Our partnerships are a shared experience with a reciprocal return on investment. Together, we explore, gain knowledge, expand networks, and find common ground while building relationships and creating pathways to a better future.
Host & Curator. Day Job: Neuroscientist, Associate Professor Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Synthesizer. Day Job: Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design
From scientists and artists to humanitarians and explorers of galaxies, PopTech has a refreshing curatorial sensibility that gives voice to today’s most catalytic movement-makers. From scientists and artists to humanitarians and explorers of galaxies, PopTech has a refreshing curatorial sensibility that gives voice to today’s most catalytic movement-makers. From scientists and artists to humanitarians and explorers of galaxies, PopTech has a refreshing curatorial sensibility that gives voice to today’s most catalytic movement-makers.
Mareena Robinson Snowden
Curator. Day Job: Senior Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Artifact Design Collaborator. Day Job: Co-founder and chief creative officer, Altimeter Group & Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design.
Hadiya Masieh, Founder,
Hadiya first joined the PopTech community as a presenter in 2018, returning in 2019 as a PopTech Fellow in the run-up to launching the Groundswell Project. By building empathy at the community level, Groundswell has made significant strides over the last two years raising ground-level consciousness that aims to reduce prejudice, hate and extremism. Through the establishment of an interactive online community resource mapper and a variety of the community-based initiatives, Groundswell is helping vulnerable people avoid extremist recruiters. Their work during the pandemic and in response to the Afghan refugee crisis has been remarkable. Stay up to date on progress and calls to action via Twitter and the Groundswell Newsletter.