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Mariel García-Montes is a public interest technology capacity builder and researcher from Mexico. Her main topics of interest are privacy and information security, social exclusions in technology and participatory processes.

Most recently, Mariel was a graduate student at the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, and a research assistant at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab. There, she worked at the Codesign Studio and the Design Justice project, and wrote a thesis on tensions in organizational approaches to work on youth and privacy issues in the Americas.

Mariel has worked in communications, instructional design and research around open data, privacy and security, strategic communications and other digital literacies for organizations in Mexico and around the world. She is a philosophy graduate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Mariel loves passionate opinions in the intersections of technology and society, creative communications efforts, random acts of kindness, passport stamps… and both eating and dancing salsa.


Projects & Tools

Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology. More


Publications

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Youth, Digital Transformation, and Forms of Inclusion in Latin America

Book

A reflection on the challenges and opportunities that arise from digital practices by new generations. (en español) More


Community

Medium

Just Say No to ‘Just Say No’

Berkman Klein Affiliate Mariel García-Montes publishes main findings and takeaways from her graduate thesis on approaches to youth privacy online in this Medium post.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
Medium

Just Say No to ‘Just Say No’

Berkman Klein Affiliate Mariel García-Montes publishes main findings and takeaways from her graduate thesis on approaches to youth privacy online in this Medium post.

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018