By Benetech Admin posted in on February 5, 2013 at 6:59pm
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What were you doing before Benetech that led you here?
My passion has always been at the intersection of literature, content and reading. I believe that literacy is a fundamental right and that one’s ability to participate in literary culture is essential to being human. This is what led me to pursue a PhD in English and to get involved with digital publishing at HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries. I was also interested in nonprofit work and Benetech stood out as the place that would allow me to marry my passion, interests and experience.
What is the best part about your job at Benetech?
What I find magical about Benetech is that it’s an environment that combines the passion as well as the skills and processes that are required to develop and bring to market products with a pure focus on social good. At Benetech, we not only envision positive social change as a possibility, but also utilize business-based approach and practices to make that change a reality. I’m honored to be part of a social enterprise where these practices are understood. This is what enables us to make things happen.
Consider the dual role I’m playing in integrating the DIAGRAM Center with the overall strategic creation of accessible content: This work is particularly gratifying because it blends the real world needs of users with a long term vision grounded in research and development.
Thinking about Benetech’s future, what are you most excited about?
I get excited thinking that we could help completely new audiences. Benetech is a place where you can set your sights on making an impact and then follow through on making the case for that impact. For example, when I think about the accessibility challenge, I see a future in which Benetech will have played a major role in making a strong enough case for the market to address that challenge. I see us helping bring accessibility into the very content creation cycle. This means that some of the products or services we offer today won’t be needed anymore, so that we’d be able to turn our attention to other areas of unmet need where we could help multitudes of people improve their lives.
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