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is a 2009-2010 undergraduate fellow with the NCDG. Conor is a social
entrepreneur focused on citizen engagement and grassroots problem
solving. He is the founder and CEO of Localocracy,
a web platform that helps citizens engage with their local political
issues, and currently sits on the Board of Directors at North Star:
Self Directed Learning for Teens, a non-profit education center in
South Hadley, MA.
background is in political organizing. In fall of 2008, he served
as the Western Massachusetts Field Coordinator for a winning statewide
ballot initiative. In summer of 2008, he served as the Assistant
Canvass Director in the Northern Virginia office of the Community
Voters Project, a non-partisan voter registration effort aiding
low-income and minority voters.
Conor is currently a Senior at UMass Amherst, where he serves as Vice
President of the UMass Entrepreneurship Initiative. In Spring 2010 he
will graduate with a B.A. in Anthropology and a Minor in German.
His current research is on Media Ecology and the impact of the internet
on Culture, Individual Agency, Identity, and the Public Sphere.
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