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Meet our board of directors

Graziella Jackson

Board Chair

Graziella leads the business, cultural, creative, and technological growth and development of Echo & Co. As Chief Executive Officer, Graziella helps social sector organizations meaningfully engage constituents by implementing advanced digital practices and tools. She oversees Echo’s work in sharing human-centered design with clients who want to better understand digital and produce more effective results, particularly within nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, social and civic tech startups and ventures, and the educational technology field.

Prior to joining Echo & Co., Graziella was an independent consultant, working with clients in the social and private sectors to transform digital through content strategy and human-centered design. She has worked with nonprofit and consumer organizations and brands including the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, ASPCA, Newseum, Greenpeace, AARP, The George Washington University, National Education Association, Natural Resource Defense Council, Volkswagen, NASDAQ, and Rosetta Stone.

Emily Jacobi

Board Member

Emily Jacobi is passionate about leveraging technology to empower marginalized communities. Beginning her career as a youth journalist at the age of 13, she has led technology, media and research projects in Latin America, West Africa, Southeast Asia and the US. Prior to founding Digital Democracy, she worked for Internews Network, AllAfrica.com and as Assistant Bureau Director for Y-Press.

Emily has presented on the intersection of technology, civic engagement and human rights to US Congress, the State Department, the United Nations, and numerous universities and technology conferences. Devoted to protecting the environment and democratizing the design process, at Digital Democracy Emily works with the staff and board, oversees strategic planning and development and works directly with grassroots partners to design programs and tools that empower marginalized communities to defend their rights.

Jennifer Quigley

Board Treasurer

Jennifer Quigley has worked on the movement for freedom and justice in Burma in different capacities for ten years. Prior to joining the U.S. Campaign for Burma, she worked for the Women’s League of Burma and its member organizations on international advocacy and capacity building both while living in Thailand and in the U.S. Her work included advocating for and with women from Burma at the United Nations to both ensure the U.N. Security Council and other UN bodies pressure the military regime to end violence against women and bring peace and democracy to Burma and guarantee women from Burma are full participants in all stages and decision-making levels of the peace-building process.

As the Advocacy Director for the U.S. Campaign for Burma, she works to ensure international policymakers, including the US government, support the movement for freedom and democracy in Burma, provide support for human rights and humanitarian needs, as well as seek to bring justice and an end to crimes against humanity and impunity in Burma.