Team

Inveneo is on a mission to bring the tools of information and communications technology to those who need it most. We’re fortunate to have a dedicated team of professionals who bring skills, experience, and perspectives from across the technology spectrum and from around the world. If you’d like to join us, see if we’re hiring.

Jana Melpolder, Media Manager
Jana works as Inveneo’s Media Manager, organizing the team’s ever-increasing and dynamic online presence. She previously volunteered with UNICEF USA, where she provided editorial direction to its web team and created its online newsletter for the northwest region of the United States. She is passionate about bringing human rights issues to the forefront through media and technology in the developing world, and she has reported on development programs from several countries including Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand and India. Her writing has been published on World Vision, Beliefnet and Twitter. Jana’s educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology from West Virginia University and a Master of International Development from the University of Pittsburgh.

Eric Zan, Project Engineer
Eric Zan is an experienced ICT professional with hands-on field experience designing and deploying sustainable technology solutions with expertise in network administration, data analytics, application programming, product design and development, and user research. Eric’s mission is to enhance human agency and freedoms by enabling the sharing of and access to information. This mission began after venturing out of the lab as a computer programmer to understand the impact behind the technology he was building which led him back to school to study Human Computer Interaction and User Centered Design methods for creating appropriate technology. After applying his new skills designing products for social impact in India’s labor market and for the United States National and California State Parks, Eric has enjoyed working and learning alongside his Inveneo friends since 2014. As a technology for development practitioner and manager, he has led education technology projects in Ethiopia and Cameroon and implemented network infrastructure initiatives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana.
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