Greta Byrum

Greta Byrum reimagines the way we design, build, control, and govern communications systems. As Co-Director of Community Tech NY and the Digital Equity Laboratory at the New School for Social Research, and as a co-founder of the Community Tech Collective, she builds digital justice through applied research, popular education, partnerships, and policy strategy. Before the New School, Byrum founded and led the Resilient Communities program at New America, where she designed and led Resilient Networks NYC, an initiative bringing storm-hardened mesh WiFi to five neighborhoods in NYC’s flood zones. An urban planner, poet, FM broadcaster, and digital justice organizer, Byrum also serves on the board of the Metropolitan New York Library Council and was a Harvard Loeb Fellow 2016-17. She continues to teach at The New School and to seek and share learnings everywhere on how to build communication systems as a fundamental human right.