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Tana Joseph is an SKA Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on multiwavelength studies of high energy binary systems. In particular, she studied  X-ray binaries in the Local Universe and gamma-ray binaries within our own GalaPreview Changesxy using radio, optical and X-ray data. Tana completed her PhD at the University of Southampton in 2013.

Tana Joseph is passionate about science education and communication. She believes strongly that education and knowledge should be accessible to all who wish to pursue it. Tana participates in many astronomy outreach activities, such as school visits and public talks in order to raise awareness of Astronomy in South Africa. She also runs the Astronomy department’s job shadow programme for high school learners. This programme gives learners a chance to see what a career in Astronomy would be like. She was involved in the Siyavula and is interested in open education resource project to create undergraduate level textbooks for Astronomy and Physics.

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Kelsey Wiens is an Open Innovation practitioner. She has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an education focus. Kelsey has run projects across the continent including the Pan-African Open Advocate Program, #openafrica, Kumusha Bus stops, and Africa Toolkits. Previous projects include driving innovation with Siyavula, Nolwazi, WikiAfrica, University of Cape Town IP Unit, City of Cape Town Open Data Project, UNICEF, and the Shuttleworth Foundation.

Kelsey Wiens is a librarian and current Public Lead Creative Commons South Africa. Creative Commons is the global standard for legal sharing. Kelsey has expertise in IP Law, Open Educational Resources, Open Policy, Open Business Models and Community Building. Kelsey’s talent is creating a robust local and international partnerships and communities. She was recently named one of South Africa’s brightest young minds by Mail & Guardian and was a speaker at 2015 TEDxCapeTown.

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