Acknowledgements

While the thoughts I share here are my personal contributions, I know that I could not have collected or arrived at these insights without the encouragement, support, and input of so many people who share this journey with me. Even those I have yet to meet but who work at universities, community organizations, governments, and various other institutions to nurture emerging agents for positive social change. Thank you for your faith and for living out solidarity-building inquiry in your own way.

Loyola University Chicago’s SIMLab

The SIMLab creates an interdisciplinary research environment that fosters inquiry about social phenomena at the intersection of society and technology. A special thanks to Dr. Chee for encouraging me to trust myself and to follow my research interests down the rabbit hole.