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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2018 5 ​Jasper Synowski, Florian Kuhlmeier, Lucia Coulter Barry Grimes​, Nikita Patel​
2019 12 ​Jasper Synowski, Florian Kuhlmeier, Joel McGuire, Justus Baumann​, Lucia Coulter, Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin Barry Grimes​, Clare Donaldson, Michael Plant, Nikita Patel​ Joey Savoie
2020 32 ​Jasper Synowski, ​Jasper Synowski, Brendan Eappen, Derek Foster, Derek Foster, Florian Kuhlmeier, Florian Kuhlmeier, Jide Alaga, Joel McGuire, Justus Baumann​, Lucia Coulter, Lucia Coulter, Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin, Ulf Johansson ​Marcin Kowrygo, Barry Grimes​, Caitlin Walker, Caitlin Walker, Clare Donaldson, Eemaan Thind, Ethan Bialick, Michael Plant, Sid Sharma, Sid Sharma, Vanessa See Joey Savoie, Julian Jamison, Karolina Sarek, Peter Brietbart, Peter Singer, Tatjana Višak
2021 27 ​Jasper Synowski, Brendan Eappen, Derek Foster, Derek Foster, Florian Kuhlmeier, Florian Kuhlmeier, Jide Alaga, Joel McGuire, Lucia Coulter, Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin, Ulf Johansson ​Marcin Kowrygo, Barry Grimes​, Caitlin Walker, Clare Donaldson, Eemaan Thind, Ethan Bialick, Michael Plant, Sid Sharma, Vanessa See Joey Savoie, Julian Jamison, Karolina Sarek, Peter Brietbart, Peter Singer, Tatjana Višak

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2019-01-01 7 ​Jasper Synowski, Barry Grimes​, Florian Kuhlmeier, Lucia Coulter, Nikita Patel​, Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin
2020-01-01 23 ​Jasper Synowski, ​Jasper Synowski, ​Marcin Kowrygo, Barry Grimes​, Brendan Eappen, Caitlin Walker, Clare Donaldson, Derek Foster, Eemaan Thind, Ethan Bialick, Florian Kuhlmeier, Florian Kuhlmeier, Jide Alaga, Joel McGuire, Justus Baumann​, Lucia Coulter, Lucia Coulter, Michael Plant, Sid Sharma, Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin, Ulf Johansson, Vanessa See
2021-01-01 21 ​Jasper Synowski, ​Marcin Kowrygo, Barry Grimes​, Brendan Eappen, Caitlin Walker, Clare Donaldson, Derek Foster, Derek Foster, Eemaan Thind, Ethan Bialick, Florian Kuhlmeier, Florian Kuhlmeier, Jide Alaga, Joel McGuire, Lucia Coulter, Michael Plant, Sid Sharma, Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin, Ulf Johansson, Vanessa See

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2018-11-01 5 5 0 Barry Grimes​, Florian Kuhlmeier, Lucia Coulter, Nikita Patel​, ​Jasper Synowski
2019-01-01 7 2 0 Sonia Vallentin, Sonia Vallentin
2019-04-01 8 1 0 Justus Baumann​
2019-06-01 10 2 0 Joey Savoie, Michael Plant
2019-09-01 11 1 0 Clare Donaldson
2019-12-01 12 1 0 Joel McGuire
2020-01-01 29 18 -1 Brendan Eappen, Caitlin Walker, Derek Foster, Eemaan Thind, Ethan Bialick, Florian Kuhlmeier, Jide Alaga, Julian Jamison, Karolina Sarek, Lucia Coulter, Peter Brietbart, Peter Singer, Sid Sharma, Tatjana Višak, Ulf Johansson, Vanessa See, ​Jasper Synowski, ​Marcin Kowrygo Nikita Patel​
2020-02-01 30 2 -1 Caitlin Walker, Sid Sharma Justus Baumann​
2020-05-01 29 0 -1 Lucia Coulter
2020-07-01 28 0 -1 Sid Sharma
2020-08-01 29 1 0 Derek Foster
2020-11-01 28 0 -1 ​Jasper Synowski
2020-12-01 27 0 -1 Caitlin Walker

List of people (33 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Michael Plant Founder and Director 2019-06-01 [1], [2]
Clare Donaldson Chief Operating Officer 2019-09-01 [1], [3]
Justus Baumann​ Research and Community Manager 2019-04-01 2020-02-01 [1], [4]
Barry Grimes​ Communications Manager 2018-11-01 volunteer [1], [5]
Nikita Patel​ Website Manager 2018-11-01 2020-01-01 volunteer [1], [6]
Lucia Coulter Researcher 2020-01-01 [7]
Lucia Coulter Volunteer Researcher 2018-11-01 2020-05-01 volunteer [8], [9]
Brendan Eappen Researcher 2020-01-01 [1]
Derek Foster Researcher 2020-01-01 [1]
Derek Foster Research Volunteer 2020-08-01 volunteer [8]
Florian Kuhlmeier Researcher 2020-01-01 [1]
Florian Kuhlmeier Research Volunteer 2018-11-01 volunteer [8], [10]
​Jasper Synowski Researcher 2020-01-01 [1]
​Jasper Synowski Research Volunteer 2018-11-01 2020-11-01 volunteer [8], [11]
Sonia Vallentin Researcher 2019-01-01 [1], [12]
Sonia Vallentin Researcher Volunteer 2019-01-01 volunteer [8]
Jide Alaga Researcher 2020-01-01 [1]
Ulf Johansson Researcher 2020-01-01 [1]
Peter Singer Advisor 2020-01-01 advisor [1]
Peter Brietbart Advisor 2020-01-01 advisor [1]
Julian Jamison Advisor 2020-01-01 advisor [1]
Tatjana Višak Advisor 2020-01-01 advisor [1]
Ethan Bialick Contributor 2020-01-01 [1]
​Marcin Kowrygo Contributor 2020-01-01 [1]
Vanessa See Contributor 2020-01-01 [1]
Eemaan Thind Contributor 2020-01-01 [1]
Joel McGuire Research Analyst 2019-12-01 full-time [8], [13]
Sid Sharma Volunteer 2020-01-01 volunteer [8]
Sid Sharma Intern 2020-02-01 2020-07-01 intern [14]
Caitlin Walker Volunteer 2020-01-01 volunteer [8]
Caitlin Walker Intern 2020-02-01 2020-12-01 intern [15]
Karolina Sarek Advisor 2020-01-01 advisor [8]
Joey Savoie Advisor 2019-06-01 advisor [16]

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