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Michelle Thorne (@thornet) is interested in climate justice and a fossil-free internet. As a Senior Program Officer at the Mozilla Foundation, Michelle leads a PhD program on Open Design of Trust Things (OpenDoTT) with Northumbria University and research initiatives in Mozilla’s Sustainability Program. She contributed to the creation of Mozilla Common Voice, now the world’s largest multilingual public domain voice dataset. Michelle publishes Branch, an online magazine written by and for people who dream about a sustainable internet. She also co-founded a sustainable fashion label, Zephyr Berlin.

She is member of ClimateAction.Tech, a network of tech workers accelerating climate action. She is also a jury member of the Protoype Fund, which supports open source projects in civic tech and a Thinker in Residence at Climate KIC. Michelle founded Mozilla’s Open Internet of Things Studio, Ding magazine, the Mozilla Festival and a web literacy program called Maker Party. Michelle managed the Creative Commons international affiliate network from 2007 – 2010.

Find Michelle throughout the web as @thornet: Twitter, Github, Flickr.

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