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Our Team

Monica Sanders - Founder + Advocate in Chief 

Monica Sanders is the founder of “The Undivide Project”, an organization dedicated to addressing the legal and policy changes needed to address the intersections between digital and climate equity. She also teaches Law, Policy and Practice in Disasters and Complex Emergencies at the Georgetown Law Center. Professor Sanders is a Senior Fellow at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy where she designed first in the nation programs on disaster equity and the “Climate X JEDI” Spring Institute. Previously, she held an Associate Professor appointment at the University of Delaware and was faculty at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Read More

Casey Mims - Board Liaison 

Casey Mims came to the Undivide Project through a 3rd party nonprofit volunteering platform called Catchafire, to specifically partner with the team on building out their founding board team. Casey has had several years being part of Non Profits (Junior League), and started doing Pro Bono work for various non profits through Catchafire in early 2022. After working extensively on the Board Building project, Casey decided to come on to The Undivide Project in an official capacity to continue helping the board stay mission focused as the first “Board Liaison”. Casey has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in Psychology, and an MBA from UVA Darden (what brought her to Virginia), specializing in Business Analytics. She hopes to continue partnership with the Board as well as work on select data assignments for The Undivide Project. She is very excited to be part of the team! 

Dustin Loup – Advisor, Community Access

Under Dustin Loup’s guidance, the National Broadband Mapping Coalition brings together technology and policy experts to shape network analytics and advocate for best practices. Read More

Anthony Duan – GIS, Storytelling

Fellows and Interns

Nouran Alim – Environmental Justice Research Fellow

Maya Walker – 2022 Intern

The Advisory Board

Tamir Harosh

Tamir Harosh is a Professional adviser, experienced consultant, skilled negotiator, and   Innovative thinker with almost two decades of experience in every field in the business world.  Harosh leads the Business Development, negotiations, and Consulting Teams for individuals, Executive Officers, high-level officials, investors, international and national companies, and organizations. Harosh also serves as a mentor for the well-known Innovation organization newchip.com, which helps entrepreneurs across the USA and worldwide to achieve their goals as startup founders. Ventureforamerica.org is another national nonprofit Fellowship program, where Harosh acts as a mentor. This organization gives recent college graduates firsthand startup experiences that help them become leaders who make meaningful impacts on their careers.

Harosh holds an LLB degree and MSc degree in negotiating and conflict resolution from Columbia University. 

Business Website www.punctumusa.com

Shari C. Suero, MBA

Shari has over 15 years of experience in end-to-end Technology, Data, and Operations, with a high specialty in platform transformation, data democratization, and insights. She has a proven track record of turning around underperforming technology ecosystems at companies such as Wells Fargo, MetLife, and MassMutual, to name a few. Shari enjoys giving back to her community serving as an HOA Board Member for over 10 years as well as volunteering with the YMCA, YWCA, and Habitat for Humanity. 

Venkat Mahalingam

Venkat Mahalingam spent the last 20 years at Microsoft, SAP, and Ciena in leadership roles across business development, and product development, leading up to the current role in Google as Director of Business Development. At Google, Venkat leads business development engagements with a focus on Google Cloud Platform through strategy development, partnerships and M&A.

Venkat holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, a Masters in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from India. 

Venkat is married with two kids and a 20-month old Labrador puppy. In his free time, Venkat enjoys cooking with his wife, playing tennis with his daughter, airplane modeling with his son and playing fetch with his puppy. He is based in the greater Seattle area.  

Patrick Pannett

Patrick Pannett leverages a diverse background managing political campaigns, crisis, and public affairs issues for some of the world’s best-known brands to address contemporary challenges. With a passion for resilience, he is director of industry communications for the Consumer Technology Association, the home of CES. He joined CTA from Ogilvy and Resilience Action Partners as Special Projects Director. As a volunteer public and government affairs team member for the American Red Cross, he led responses and contingency planning for natural disasters and events of national significance across the U.S. and within the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region.