Our Team

Tech Worker Committee

The Solidarity Fund Tech Worker Committee provides worker-focused advice on
everything from fund disbursement and applicant eligibility, to high-level initiatives and future programs. Its members are current and former worker activists and organizers in the tech industry.

Cher Scarlett,

Committee Member

Software Engineer at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Former Apple employee who helped lead the #AppleToo movement. Based in Seattle, WA.

Crystal Coleman,

Committee Member

Product Support Manager currently employed at Google, Based in Colorado

Damien Desfontaines,

Committee Member

Engineer currently employed at Google.

Felipe Ventura,

Committee Member

Software Engineer and Community Organizer. Based in Richmond, CA

Irene Knapp,

Committee Chair

Formerly employed at Google as a software
engineer, founding member of the Trans At Google
employee resource group steering committee.

Laurence Berland,

Committee Co-chair

Terminated Google organizer, Based in
San Francisco, CA.

Former Committee Members

Chewy Shaw,

Committee Member

Engineer currently employed at Google,

Former Vice Chair of AWU, Based in the Bay Area.

Years Of Service: 2020 - 2021

Board Of Directors

Liz Fong-Jones, President

Principal Developer Advocate, honeycomb.io

Vancouver, BC

Meredith Whittaker, Officer

Faculty Director, AI Now Institute and Minderoo Research Professor at New York University

New York, NY

Michelle Miller, Secretary

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Coworker.org

Brooklyn, NY

Eshanthi Ranasinghe, Treasurer

Principal, Exploration and Future Sensing, Omidyar Network

San Francisco, CA.


Jess Kutch

Jess is the Executive Director the Solidarity Fund by Coworker, and the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Coworker.org.

Jess has more than 15 years of experience innovating at the intersection of technology and social change, building platforms and digital campaigns to shift power and win change. She is a TED Fellow, an Echoing Green Global Fellow, a J.M.K. Innovation Prize winner, and an Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellow. She lives with her family in Asheville, NC.




Antonio Aguilera

Antonio is the Director of Worker Resources and Training for both the Solidarity Fund by Coworker and Coworker.org.

He coaches and supports tech workers on accessing networks, skills, and tools to successfully organize for improving working conditions, and ethical practices in the tech industry. Antonio is an innovator at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and worker rights. He helped develop an app for organizing low-income immigrant labor and domestic workers, and he serves on the national board of Social Enterprise Alliance. He lives in San Francisco, CA.


Kara Federico

Kara is the Fund Director of the Solidarity Fund by Coworker, and the Director of Operations for Coworker.org.

Kara has spent her career focused in operations, helping organizations develop the necessary infrastructure and systems to realize their vision and facilitate greater impact. Prior to working at the Solidarity Fund and Coworker.org, she served as an Associate Director at Arabella Advisors providing operational, programmatic, financial, and compliance support to a diverse range of projects hosted at New Venture Fund and Sixteen Thirty Fund. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.



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