Responsibility of the WIRED residence was announced earlier this year provide non-journalists with the opportunity to report on how technology and science are transforming their own industries. Over 200 people responded to our call for project proposals, representing 30 different countries and dozens of fields.
Today, we are pleased to present our five residents for 2021. Over the next six months, they will work with the WIRED editorial team to tell powerful stories from an insider’s perspective and start new conversations about the future. Our goal is for everyone – residents, WIRED employees and our audience – to benefit from the exchange of expertise, perspectives and experiences.
Meet the residents
Melanie Canales is the first generation of Peruvian-American farmers and beekeepers based in the Shenandoah Valley in the state of Virginia, on the lands of Monacan and Mannahoac. Her work focuses on creating healthy relationships between humans and the surrounding ecosystem through soil regeneration and food sovereignty. As a resident, she is interested in stories about land management and the ways in which communities have begun to decolonize agriculture to make it more accessible and sustainable.
Jake Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP, is a pharmacist from the community with experience in academic circles, quality of health care and technology. His residency is focused on transforming pharmacy practice in the community and empowering patients. Galdo is a former student at the University of Georgia and Samford University and lives with his family in Alabama.
Harris Quinn is the founder of men’s clothing brand H. Goose. His residence will focus on changes in the clothing industry and the evolutionary nature of our clothing. Prior to that, he founded a digital marketing startup and spent six years actively working as a cryptological linguist for the United States Navy. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Enrique Sanabria he is a senior airport engineer for the New York and New Jersey Port Authorities. His curiosity about technology turned into a passion for aviation, and he spent most of his life on and around Metro-NYC airport, both as a hobby and a technical specialist. His residence will explore the airport of the future.
Suhita Shirodkar is an urban cartoonist, illustrator and educator based in San Jose, California. She is the recipient of grants from the Knight Foundation and the Belle Foundation. Suhita will use visual reportage to see how local art communities use technology to adapt, innovate and re-invent themselves.
WIRED Resilience Residency is made possible by Microsoft. WIRED content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Learn more about this program.
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