Natalie Cadranel

Alumni (MIMS 2013)


Participatory Archives, Civic Media, Privacy, Accessibility, Information Policy.


With support from the Knight Prototype Fund, Natalie created OpenArchive, a free, open-source mobile application for citizen journalists that leverages the efforts of the Internet Archive, Tor, and Creative Commons. This project builds on her research and work to improve technology at the intersection of civil liberties (privacy/policy), accessibility, and long term preservation of audiovisual citizen media. While at the I School, she worked with Meedan and Common Crawl to expand the reach and use of fact-checking and open knowledge tools for journalists and scholars, respectively.

For the last decade, she shaped initiatives dedicated to improving access to marginalized information in roles ranging from program director to operations, development, and technology consultant for social and environmental justice organizations. From 2005 - 2009, she was the Director of Programs and Development for the children's environmental health advocacy organization Healthy Child, where she was responsible for creating and implementing public programs, managing online campaigns, working with legislators, and cultivating relationships with like-minded organizations to increase awareness about early childhood disease prevention. Formerly, she was an advisory board member of the film archive, iotaCenter, a journalist with the IndyBay chapter of IndyMedia, and lead media reform efforts while at UC Davis.

She volunteers with community archives, media justice, and grassroots bicycling advocacy organizations whenever she can.


Last updated:

February 25, 2018