Emma Persky, she/her; President, 2016-2020
Emma Persky is a storyteller, geek, and adventurer originally from London now living in San Francisco. She's passionate about feminism, gender diversity in tech, and her cat Lollipop. Emma is thrilled to bring her interests and experiences in activism to the Effing Foundation.
Camille Marlow, she/her/Mx.; Director, 2021-2023
Camille is a NYC based family-woman who started out leading & working with nonprofit organizations in her childhood. She explores the effects & implications of civil and human rights in every aspect of society; coalescing around the founding principles of the United Nations and endeavors like it - - via high school, then college Model U.N. programs through to postgrad study.
In the spirit of proof of concept, Camille studied, traveled & worked internationally; equally dedicated to & intrigued by negotiation, meaningful relationship building and diplomacy. She is formally trained in peace studies, conflict resolution, de-escalation and mediation and has also put to use former posts as a judicial arbitrator as well as an ombudswoman.
Camille’s life’s work is in redesigning, reinvigorating and growing projects, services, products, programs and organizations which serve youth, communities and workers. Lived experiences and strategic business execution has also yielded a meticulous obsession around generating quality day-to-day operations. She’s found that investigations into corporate & organizational longevity rely on close studies around power dynamics, longitudinal demographic patterns, perceived versus stated or sometimes assigned identity, the influences of 'agency, inclusion and belonging' and related anthropological lenses.
Camille analyzes film/scripts & musical scores for artists and friends, writes poetry, paints and creates for kicks. She adores the diverse and myriad people gracing her life, tries to breathe deeply and take in nature's vistas & bestowed gifts. With the same practiced curiosity, she has pursued and earned an AB in History & Latin American studies, an MBA in organizational anthropology/cultural design, post graduate U.N. study as well as a fellowship in social impact. She aims to expand her advocacy, activism & allyship on behalf of any child & fellow human being.
Carlton Perry, he/him; President, 2020-2021
After serving on the Advisory Council and the Board, Carlton is now our Executive Director.
Kit Stubbs, Ph.D., they/them; Founder, President, 2021-2023
Kit is a white non-binary/queer/trans maker and entrepreneur who's more interested in people than in technology. They have a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and their light-up dildo prototype "The Hammer" was named the #1 Geekiest Sex Toy by Cracked.com. Kit has spoken on gender, sexuality, and sex/tech at events across the US including Arisia, Burning Man, Dark Odyssey: Winter Fire, Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE), Harvard Sex Week, the NELA Fetish Fair Fleamarket, and WisCon.