anne lee steele

I’m a writer, researcher, and technologist based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Most of what I do aims to understand the people & processes behind our digital lives (think: open source software, extractive industries, and supply chains).

Currently, I’m an MA candidate and Research Assistant at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. I was recently a Reproducible Research Fellow at the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Before moving to Switzerland, I researched conservation in Bhutan, co-led student expeditions in Nepal, and coded data visualizations for a Washington DC think tank. As an undergraduate at Columbia University, I studied global cities and natural resource conflict. I also designed media for different organizations in New York City, and organized a technology-arts festival in New Zealand. While I grew up in the shadow of the oil industry in Texas, I was born in Chicago, and mostly raised in a big blue van.

When I’m not on a computer, I’m usually outside.

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you can download my CV here.