Lorraine joined the Right to Research Coalition in 2016. In her current role as OpenCon Community Manager, she manages the development of OpenCon’s community activities—both through digital community participation and local satellite events. Her work is aimed to build a diverse and inclusive international community, support student and early career efforts to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data, and increase the impact of the global OpenCon network.
Lorraine’s work has also included creating materials for Open Access Week, producing OpenCon’s 2016 Community Report, and leading the creation of OpenCon’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report in 2017. She is invested in developing resources that can support OpenCon’s globally diverse community; her work has included re-designing the Right to Research Coalition’s Open Speakers Database and connecting people with projects through OpenCon Collaborate.
Lorraine graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts and from McMaster University with a Masters of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. Prior to joining the Right to Research Coalition, she was a social innovation Studio Y Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District. She is based out of Toronto, Canada.