Meet the Staff of The WiderNet Project


Picture unavailable Kristen  DiVittorio   
Operations Manager
Kristen is a student at NC State University in Communication and International Studies. She has been the Operations Manager of WiderNet since 2015, coordinating staff/field associates, projects, partnerships, and working with organizations around the world to deploy eGranary Digital Libraries.

Picture unavailable Alen  Amini   
Alen is excited to serve as the new executive director of the WiderNet. He has experience as a management consultant, a high school math teacher and vice principal, and running a small family-owned rug business. An alumnus of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Harvard Kennedy School, he is eager to work with the WiderNet team and its broader stakeholders to help fulfill the organization's critical mission.


Picture unavailable Whitney  Clarke   
COEP Coordinator/Systems Tech
Whitney has an AA in computer information systems, a BA in History and Religion and a Juris Doctor degree. She currently works as the systems technician and assists with the Correctional Offline Education Program here at the WiderNet Project. In her spare time she reads and plays with her children.

Digital Librarians and Technical Writers

Picture unavailable Laura  Ashcraft   
Digital Librarian
Laura received her BA in Religious Studies from California State University-Long Beach, and an MSIS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2015. She is currently working as a Digital Librarian for the WiderNet Project.

Programmers, Technicians, and Engineers

Picture unavailable Morcire  Bangoura   
Computer Technician
Morcire Bangoura has an Advanced Professional Diploma in System Engineering from IPMC (Ghana-Accra) and Degree in linguistics from University Juluis Nyerere of Kankan (Rpb.Guinea).