Meet the staff of the Free Software Foundation
Chrissie Himes, operations assistant
Chrissie is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and Northeastern University, where she studied the music industry. She was previously a legal fellow at New Media Rights in San Diego.
In her free time, Chrissie enjoys going to shows, playing/watching tennis, and winning at trivia.
Donald Robertson, copyright and licensing associate
Donald is our copyright administrator in addition to doing licensing and compliance work with Joshua. Donald is a graduate of the New England School of Law and interned for the Hon. William G. Young at the federal district courthouse in Boston. Donald was previously the managing editor of the New England Law Review and wrote and published An Open Definition: Derivative Works of Software and the Free and Open Source Movement, 42 New. Eng. L. Rev. 339 (2008).
Jasimin Huang, business manager
Jasimin handles most of the foundation's finance and business administration. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied International Business & Finance. She obtained her MBA from Northeastern University while working at the FSF.
In her spare time, Jasimin enjoys playing volleyball, running, photography, biking, gardening and travel.
Jeanne Rasata, assistant to the president
Jeanne Rasata started at the FSF in 2006 as the program assistant. She is now the membership coordinator and provides support to the president. In her spare time she enjoys people-watching and browsing through bookstores.
Joshua Gay, licensing and compliance manager
Joshua works with Donald in our licensing and compliance team, and has twice previously worked with the FSF as a campaigns manager. He is a programmer and activist whose interests revolve around technology, government, education, and computer user-freedom.
Kẏra, Campaigns Organizer
Kẏra is on the campaigns team primarily focusing on the Defective by Design campaign. They also serve as the technology director of the Free Culture Foundation, which opposes private ownership of technology, media, and ideas. They veiw free software through a critical and intersectional analysis of oppression, hierarchy, and domination. Kẏra works to empower marginalized identity groups to work against ableism, white supremacy, peripheral racism, cissexism, heterosexism, misogyny, and classism with free software. They recently founded the Empowermentors Collective: a skillshare, discussion, and support network for intersectionally marginalized people of color with a critical interest in technology and media hacking.
Nico Cesar, system administrator
Nico is from Argentina. A programmer since childhood, he earned a degree in Software Engineering from the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional in Santa Fe, Argentina.
He previously had his own company for seven years, delivering solutions for GNU/Linux. For the last six years he's been doing sysadmin work for a living, while also giving public speeches, doing photography, hiking, sailing and traveling.
Zak Rogoff, campaigns manager
Zak is an activist and programmer. He wants to get people to think about software's potential to make our society more just and democratic. His degree is in robotics engineering, but most of his paid work has been as a campaigns manager.
When he's not working or commuting to work, Zak likes to wax philosophical about video games, cook veg food, play with animals and ride bikes with his friends.