Gillian Ream

Communications Coordinator, Michigan Suburbs Alliance
Ypsilanti, MI, United States

About Gillian

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Areas of Expertise

Data Management, social marketing, Program evaluation, Environmental Education, Behavioral Psychology, Nonprofit management, Salesforce.com Administration

An idea worth spreading

I'm interested in how the efficient use of data can transform local governments and nonprofits. There is so much data out there, so much is being measured and computed to sell us things, and I know this data and the technologies that harness it could be repurposed to make governments function and interact with citizens better, to make people aware of nonprofit and government programs trying to reach them, and to connect people to each other to form more productive communities that do more things and have fewer meetings. My ideas on this may not be worth spreading quite yet, but they're getting there.

I'm passionate about

Ypsilanti; Michigan; youth empowerment; nonmotorized transit.

Talk to me about

urban planning, climate action planning, localization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy policy, the post-oil world, public transit, metro Detroit, bicycles, theatre, disc golf, summer camp.

People don't know I'm good at

Data Management. I am a database rockstar (primarily salesforce.com) and I get better at it every day.