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PopTech ’13 Fellow: Emily Jacobi

As the founder & executive director of Digital Democracy, Emily Jacobi works to decolonize technology and co-design tools with traditionally marginalized communities. With her team, she is pioneering tools for offline mapping & environmental monitoring with indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest. Over more than 10 years, Digital Democracy has supported frontline communities to map over a million acres of rainforest, halt mining and oil concessions, and stem the tide of deforestation in biodiverse regions.