Salt Lake City – NTEN and Google Fiber recently announced its 2019 Digital Inclusion Fellows. These emerging leaders of the fifth cohort are joining the Fellowship to hone their skills and develop new and enhanced digital literacy programs for adults.

The professionals from Utah, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Texas work at nonprofits and social service agencies ranging from youth education and literacy organizations to public libraries, and more. Together they’re committed to empowering individuals and communities by helping them get online.

Meet Salt Lake City’s 2019 Fellow: Krysti Nellermoe, International Rescue Committee, Salt Lake City, UT

Krysti is the Education Program Supervisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, UT. The IRC in Salt Lake City provides services for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to help them to thrive in the U.S. Krysti oversees Youth, ESL, and Digital Inclusion Programs, believing digital literacy is a crucial component needed for developing safety, stability, and success for newly-arrived refugees in the United States. Krysti received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Biola University and Masters of Arts in International Studies in from Concordia University, but the majority of the program coursework and practicum took place in Shanghai, China. She loves to travel and has extensive experience forming and partnering with cross-cultural teams.

Launched in 2015 in partnership with Google Fiber, the Digital Inclusion Fellowship builds capacity and leadership in nonprofits to bridge the digital divides in their communities. In this year-long, project-based, professional development cohort, Fellows will develop and implement ambitious project plans in order to increase opportunities for adults in their communities to learn essential digital skills, and will receive project grants of up to $1,000 to help launch their programs.

For more information and to meet the rest of the 2019 Fellows, visit NTEN.org, or Google Fiber’s blog post.