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Karissa McKelvey

Research Fellow • @okdistribute • she/her

Karissa researches technical architecture design and its impact on usability, safety, and resilience. Her contributions to decentralized applications are depended upon by at-risk users including human & environmental rights defenders, journalists, and civil society activists. Her background is in political sociology and data science, and she loves making weird musical art that touches funny bones. She is a maintainer of Decentralization Off The Shelf.

  • Focus Areas: Architectural design, sociotechnical security, open source management, research, technical product management, resiliency and access
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Languages: English, Spanish