Ann Harrison

Ann Harrison is a business and science journalist based in San Francisco. In 1989 she began reporting for news organizations including Wired News, Fast Company, Business 2.0, Computerworld, Software Magazine, Agence France-Presse, Alternet, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Nation, and several National Public Radio member stations. After covering the first dot-com boom and several years of tech reporting, she joined the nonprofit technology company Benetech as Communications Director in 2006. She became a consultant in 2014 for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. Ann has an MS in science reporting from the Columbia University School of Journalism. In 2007, she took on a new identity and began co-creating companies and organizations under the stage name Annie Oak. That same year, she founded the Women’s Visionary Congress and co-founded its nonprofit parent organization the Women’s Visionary Council. As a board member of the WVC, she signed the Statement on Open Science and Open Praxis. She created the Full Circle Tea House in 2011 which is now a collective. Annie is the co-founder of Take 3 Presents, a for-profit San Francisco-based event production company that produces immersive art experiences. A long-time public health activist, Annie develops risk reduction systems for event organizers and participants. She speaks frequently about risk reduction and consults for service organizations including the Zendo Project. She is a long-time resident and cultural participant of the San Francisco Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

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