Eva Artschwager, Executive Director, New Mexico Digital Inclusion Network
Eva has been engaged in digital inclusion work in New Mexico for over six years, beginning with a state Broadband and Technologies Opportunity (BTOP) grant in 2010, for which she acted as training and development specialist. Her work for the project included building curriculum and delivering digital literacy training to under-served communities across the state, as well as managing assessment and final reporting for the project. Her digital inclusion efforts continued in her work for New Mexico’s Sustainable Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant, for which she developed and oversaw the state’s digital literacy and train the trainer programs and built the state website for digital learning. More recently, she has compiled a statewide online outreach and communication network for the Economic Development Department’s Broadband for Business project that allows the program to disseminates news, information, and resources about the importance of digital inclusion for economic and business development in New Mexico. She is also actively engaged in promoting the use of cellular hotspots and TV white space as alternative technologies for delivering broadband in outlying communities.
Prior to her work in digital inclusion, Eva accrued fifteen years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator at two- and four-year colleges in the state. She was core faculty for the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, where she also served as director of Community Education. In that position, she oversaw programming and outreach for adult education, the summer children’s program, and a court interpreters’ training program, while leading the department through transitions to online scheduling, registration, and payment platforms and managing several grants. She is a skilled communicator and educator, has won awards for both her academic and teaching performance, and is certified in online course development and design. Eva brings to her work a critical perspective that combines strategic vision with the sensibilities needed to enact successful on-the-ground implementation. Her range of training and experience allow her to find creative and cross-disciplinary solutions to most challenges. She currently manages Cirrus Broadband Consulting, where she specializes in broadband awareness and digital inclusion.
Eva earned a B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and is ABD in the Sociology and History of Science and Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives outside of Santa Fe, where she is actively engaged in her community and serves as mayordoma of her acequia. She also volunteers for local community organizations, performing tasks such as grant writing, public relations, basic web design, and outreach and marketing.