LOS ANGELES – 5 January 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) has announced the names of the individuals who will participate in the NextGen program at ICANN61, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 10 to 15 March 2018.
The 15 individuals are currently engaged in studies in North American universities in the fields of computer science, law, and human rights. In addition, 5 individuals who attended a previous ICANN Public Meeting with the NextGen program will now serve as ambassadors for these newcomers.
An independent selection committee assessed the candidates. The committee selected the successful candidates based on their current studies & interest in the work currently being done in the Internet ecosystem relating to intercontinental policy & Internet governance.
The individuals selected as ICANN61 NextGen participants are:
Savannah Badalich Columbia University Jesús Colón Rosado University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus Justin Cray Cornell University Fransleidy de Jesús Díaz National University College Juan A. Figueroa Rosado University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón Allan Fret University of Puerto Rico Sarah Ingle Trinity College, University of Toronto Gabriel Jiménez Barrón University of Puerto Rico School of Law Ishan Mehta Georgia Institute of Technology Kaitlyn Rose Karpenko Columbia Law School Haley Lepp University of Washington Anna Cecile Loup University of Southern California Carolle Vodouhe University of Montreal Shamar Ward University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus James Wesley Wilson University of California, Los Angeles
The individuals selected as ICANN61 ambassadors are:
Krishna Kumar ICANN58 Joash Ntenga ICANN59 Sheilla Ayot Nyeko ICANN55 Raphael…