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Valerie Gomez

Program Manager

Valerie Gomez (she/hers) is a Program Manager engaged with the Educational Initiatives at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (BKC). She leads the coordination of research sprints, a program for emerging scholars that explore a topic in technology that impacts society, and is involved with student programs and the Network of Centers (NoC). Her research interests include how educational technology impacts students and educators, and her recent work includes a Student Self Determination Use Case.

Prior to joining the Berkman Klein Center, Valerie held several K-12 educational positions that addressed the non-academic challenges that impacted classroom achievement. She transitioned to higher education as a Lecturer teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the school of Social Work at Texas State University. She was a visiting scholar to universities in Bogotá, Colombia where she taught the course, The Human Side of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree from Texas State University in Social Work and remains a licensed social worker. She loves to cook, eat tacos and noodles, and can play one song on the ukulele.

Projects & Tools

Digital Identity

Exploring the ethical and human rights considerations of digital identity.

International Digital Self-Determination Network

BKC is a founding partner in an international network that is defining the concept of digital self-determination and working to ensure that people everywhere are legally, socially…

Alternative Data Futures: Cooperative Principles, Data Trusts, and the Digital Economy

The New School's Platform Cooperativism Consortium and the Berkman Klein Center ran a Research Sprint to explore new pathways for democratic governance of collective data.

Research Sprint on Takedowns and Transparency with Lumen

Sprint participants worked with members of the Lumen Database team and Berkman Klein Center staff, as well as outside experts to tackle pressing issues concerning online…

Research Sprints

The BKC Research Sprints are a series of educational programs that bring together emerging scholars from around the world to discuss and innovate on specific themes related to our…


Mar 30, 2023

Digital Identity During Times of Crisis

What We Learned During the Fall 2022 Research Sprint

BKC hosted a 10-week Research Sprint from October to December 2022 investigating Digital Identity in Times of Crisis, in collaboration with partners metaLAB at Harvard, the…