Vivian is Director of Operations for Luminate Strategic Initiatives — which is the home of Reset’s operations. She leads the operational execution of Luminate Strategic Initiatives’ global funding and contracting and works closely with the Finance & Operations team on finance, risk and compliance controlling. She previously served as Operations Manager for Reset, the policy team within Luminate Strategic Initiatives.
Prior to joining Luminate, Vivian was a Grants and Operations Manager for the Medicines Patent Pool Foundation in Geneva and built out the operations function for the International Budget Partnership’s organisation in Kenya.
Vivian specialises in operations transformation and continues to serve as an advisory resource for multiple nonprofits.
As Strategic Consultant, Brandi supports Reset’s strategic programs and research. Brandi Geurkink is a campaigner who wrestles with some of society’s thorniest problems — and then maps a pathway to systemic solutions. With a background in digital rights, civic rights and economic justice movements, Brandi has honed her skills in grassroots mobilization, investigative research, and coalition building. Her background is varied, but her approach to social change is singular: interrogating power imbalances in society and shifting power to those who are impacted most.
Currently, Brandi is a Senior Policy Fellow at Mozilla, the global nonprofit behind Firefox. At Mozilla, Brandi comes up with new ways to hold the internet’s biggest platforms accountable for algorithms, online advertising, privacy, and other issues. Brandi is the creator of YouTubeRegrets, the largest-ever crowdsourced investigation into YouTube’s recommendation engine and its impact on society. YouTube Regrets has been featured in hundreds of news stories, cited in the EU’s Digital Services Act, and won a coveted Shorty Impact Award.
Brandi’s research and commentary has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, NPR (U.S.), BBC, the Times of India (India), Rappler (Philippines) and dozens of other publications. Brandi is based in Berlin, Germany.
As Resident Fellow, Louis Barclay supports and consults Reset in its programmatic work and technology strategy. Louis is a technologist with a background in creating open source tools to help people control their usage of the internet, including Nudge.
In 2021, Louis was banned for life by Facebook for his tool Unfollow Everything, which helped people use Facebook less. The ban received coverage in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Business Insider and dozens of other publications, and led to support from figures including Frances Haugen and Jimmy Wales.
Louis’s current focus is on creating infrastructure to establish evidence of effective interventions against online harms. During his fellowship, he will be helping Reset’s partners to translate concepts into the appropriate product and technology framework.
Louis has built multiple commercial software products and was previously a co-founder of Stacker.