photo 1 Jennie Phillips is a PhD student at the University of Toronto at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research involves studying online engagement of civil society, specifically Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs), in crisis situations and identifying strategies (policy, awareness, training and innovation) to bridge digital volunteerism and official emergency response efforts. Prior to her studies she has experience working in the government sector with the Privy Council Office / Prime Ministers Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs developing and delivering emergency management training programs, and private / non-profit sector as a social entrepreneur (ellips design + consulting) overseas in Swaziland and India providing Information Communications & Technology (ICT) consulting. She also holds a Masters in Education Technology from Concordia University, Montreal. She holds 5 years experience working in Emergency Management and over 9 years working in Education and ICT.

Aside from work, you can check out her personal blog at drchangelove.blogpsot.com where she write about life experiences mainly. She’s also really into music and hopes to DJ on the side someday… in the meantime, the first baby step is through creating playlists on 8tracks.com. Check out some of her mixes here