Gitcoin Username: M0nkeyFl0wer
ETH Address: 0x41105A64A7Ae18Bd6c31363ef5FD99dD574f7874
Discord Handle (optional) Monkey_Flower#4039
Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining:
I am passionate about the mission and values of Gitcoin and see participation and stewardship as a core component of DAO membership. I am eager to be of service to the DAO and will communicate regularly with community members about all significant decisions being made.
I am dedicated to public goods, decentralized decision making, the wisdom of the crowd. I see the potential for composable, interoperable open source technology and to unlock unimaginable levels of innovation and opportunity.
Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:
I am the Cause Round lead for Gitcoin DAO helping to facilitate grants rounds for Climate Solutions, Diversity Equity and Inclusion as well as Crypto Advocacy. I am privileged to have this unique point of view on the experience of our grantees, donors and partners. I would like to give voice to their perspectives as a steward.
I have been involved in local currency projects and decentralized co-operative decision making since I was quite young. Truth be told one of my first memories from childhood was taking minutes for a co-op housing meeting with crayons.
As a political science student and as a candidate and organizer for the Green Party
I focused on designing decentralized decision making structures.
I then worked for Environmental Non-Profits for a bit over a decade. I was first introduced to Bitcoin tech in the context of campaign work for social change. I saw cryptocurrency as a part of a strategy to undermine the power and influence of big banks who financed fossil fuel projects. I began speaking and writing about this in 2015.
In the last few years I have done a deep dive into digital democracy and online public engagement processes as the Executive Director of the eDemocracy Network, the non-profit sister organization of Ethelo focused on meaningful public engagement on climate plans and other issues working with local governments and Indigenous communities.
I was involved in Ethelo’s platform being used by our Fraud Detection and Defence team to help involve community members and partners having input on projects.
I was also a volunteer coordinate for Schelling Point and I am a Librarian in Gitcoins Public Library and look forward to participating in those conversations every week.