Mo Nyamweya, Open Education Coordinator
Mo Nyamweya was Open Education Coordinator for SPARC from July 2018 through December 2020. In this role, she provided support across SPARC’s Open Education Program, with an emphasis on community relations, communications, and event organizing.
Mo completed Virginia Commonwealth University’s Political Science program in May of 2018, graduating cum laude with political science honors. During her senior year, Mo worked with VCU Libraries on expanding its OER programming, using her experience as a student and her knowledge of political organizing to reach students and faculty.
While attending classes, Mo worked as a Press Intern for Delegate Mark Sickles during the 2017 Virginia General Assembly and interned for the Democratic Party of Virginia in early 2016. During her time in Richmond, she has worked with various nonprofit organizations including the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project and the Washington, DC based org Global Zero. Mo also served as President for the VCU-affiliated social justice club “Students for Social Action”, during which she organized art shows, public knowledge forums, and documentary screenings.
She is most passionate about equity and supporting marginalized communities. Mo is openly and proudly queer, as well as a first-generation Kenyan-American. In her free time, she organizes and DJs fundraiser dance parties in her community. Read Mo’s staff profile to find out more about her passion and drive for OER.