Senior Project Manager at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Greater Boston Area
Rebekah Heacock's Overview
- Senior Project Manager at Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
- Survey Consultant at WAN-IFRA
- Author at Global Voices Online
- Co-Director, Technology for Transparency Network at Global Voices Online
- Research Assistant at Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Teaching Assistant at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
- Co-Managing Editor at The Morningside Post
- Web Producer at Lawrence Journal-World
- Program Coordinator at Global Youth Partnership for Africa
Rebekah Heacock's Experience
Senior Project Manager
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry
August 2010 – Present (4 years 2 months) Cambridge, MA
I am a Senior Project Manager at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where I develop surveys, gleefully dig my hands into STATA, study freedom of and access to information issues, work with designers and developers to scope and build web applications, write grants / research publications / newsletters / all manner of memos, partner with core staff / faculty / fellows / research assistants / external organizations, plan events, build communities, and occasionally blog and tweet.
Specifically: I manage the Internet Monitor, OpenNet Initiative, Digital Public Library of America, and Blogging Common projects.
April 2012 – April 2013 (1 year 1 month)
As an independent consultant for the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA), I advised a small team of researchers on a global survey of media outlets, focused on the financial viability of media in emerging markets. I wrote questions, coordinated the release of an online survey, incorporated interview data gathered by field researchers, and analyzed the data for inclusion in WAN-IFRA's 2013 report on World Press Trends.
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry
May 2007 – March 2012 (4 years 11 months)
Global Voices is a nonprofit media community of some of the most dedicated citizen journalists in the world. For five years, I helped cover the Ugandan blogosphere for the GV site, writing on topics ranging from local reactions to Kony 2012 to the LGBT community to Uganda's online literary movement.
Co-Director, Technology for Transparency Network
Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry
June 2010 – May 2011 (1 year)
Led effort to research, map, and analyze over 60 projects around the world that use digital technology to promote government transparency and accountability; co-managed a team of 12 researchers in as many countries; worked with developer to refine data structure and improve website UI; published report on findings as part of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
October 2007 – August 2010 (2 years 11 months) Cambridge, MA
- Full-time summer intern, 2009 and 2010
- Part-time research assistant, October 2007-June 2009 and August 2009-May 2010
Researched and wrote on Internet governance, censorship, and usage around the world; drafted / implemented / analyzed data from online surveys focused on blogging, self-censorship, and online safety.
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Renewables & Environment industry
August 2009 – May 2010 (10 months) New York, NY
Taught two STATA lab sections per semester for Quantitative Analysis for International and Public Affairs (U6500); developed course materials; led study and review sessions.
The Morningside Post
August 2008 – May 2010 (1 year 10 months) New York, NY
Led team of six editors to produce Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs student-run news and opinion site; co-managed complete site redesign and migration from Typepad to WordPress; organized first annual TMP conference on policy making in the digital age; interfaced with faculty, staff, and students at SIPA partner schools around the world on collaborative digital media projects.
October 2007 – August 2008 (11 months) Lawrence, KS
Managed content for multiple web sites (ljworld.com, kusports.com, 6newslawrence.com) using Ellington CMS; developed and produced online training videos for beginning Ellington users; edited digital audio and video; wrote breaking news updates; produced daily podcast.
Global Youth Partnership for Africa
January 2007 – September 2007 (9 months) Kampala, Uganda
Co-developed and led international youth conferences throughout Uganda focused on development, peace building, and public health; recruited and selected Ugandan participants; created and managed program budget; identified speakers and site visits; coordinated travel and logistics; led focus groups and discussions; arranged cultural activities; designed program readings and orientation materials; maintained organization's website.
Rebekah Heacock's Courses
- Harvard: Intensive Introduction to Computer Science (CS50)
Rebekah Heacock's Skills & Expertise
- New Media
- Social Media
- Social Networking
- Beginning Web Development
- Data Analysis
- Digital Media
- Project Management
- Survey Design
- Content Management
Rebekah Heacock's Education
Master of International Affairs, International Media & Communications
2008 – 2010
Professional focus on information & communications technology and political and economic development; regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa
Activities and Societies: Anna Lord Strauss Fellow, The Morningside Post, Workshop in Development Practice (client: Revenue Watch Institute; field work in Uganda)
Honors BA, Slavic Languages & Literatures / Global Awareness Program
2002 – 2006
Activities and Societies: KU for Uganda, Delta Force Student Senate Coalition, Dobro Slovo National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Russian Club
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