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Mai Ishikawa Sutton (they/them) is an organiser, facilitator and writer focused on the digital commons and other intersections between network technologies and the solidarity economy.

They are the Director of Fellowship of DWeb Camp, Senior Organiser of DWeb projects and one of the stewards of the Decentralized Web Principles. They are a co-founder and editor of COMPOST magazine and Distributed Press, a Digital Commons Fellow with Commons Network, and a contributor with Hypha Worker Co-operative.

They were formerly a Global Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focused on defending the public interest in international intellectual property policy making, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and the UN World Intellectual Property Organization.

Their other former projects and employers include the Oakland Public Library, Public Citizen and Shareable. Mai began their career promoting the use of ICTs for social justice when they were involved with the Everett Program as an undergraduate at the University of California Santa Cruz.

United States