About Me

Technology is a tool that helps us express ourselves. Computers have always helped me tell stories and understand who I am – and I want to do everything I can to help others use technology to do the same.

My name is Liv and I’m excited to see you here!

I’m a creative technologist / tech policy enthusiast / lifelong student. I’ve been working in the open source ecosystem for the last 10+ years, and I have a strong passion for helping people use technology to tell their stories and make the world a better place. My work has spanned product, programming, community, and advocacy, with particular areas of focus in the XR/metaverse space, artificial intelligence, and federated/decentralized systems.

As of May 1st, 2023, I am the Ecosystem Development Lead within Mozilla’s Innovation Ecosystem organization, where I will be leading work that explores how Mozilla works with organizations and communities building highly impactful projects and products that influence the development of a more open, joyful internet.

In my previous role, I ran the Mozilla Hubs team as a Director at Mozilla, where I led a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, product, and community managers in building immersive virtual world experiences in the browser. I am also an executive MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, where I’m studying leadership and marketing. At Columbia, I serve on the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and will chair the organization for the 2023-2024 academic year.

In a previous life, I worked at AWS as a Senior Product Manager and helped launch Open 3D Engine. I enjoy working at the intersection of game technology and the web, and love supporting projects that help everyone have tools and capabilities to build and own personalized 3D worlds and experiences. From 2017-2019, I worked at a virtual reality startup called High Fidelity as an engineering lead on their open source platform, where I worked primarily in C++ and JavaScript to build content and authoring tools for creators. When I initially joined Mozilla in 2019, I moved into product management, and my work is now more focused on product strategy, vision, and bringing new technology concepts to life.

I’m a big fan of open source, emerging technology, and advocating for ethical product policies that protect user privacy and information. From January – March in 2020, I participated in a fellowship with the Aspen Institute and launched The Digital Afterlife Project, a tech policy project designed to help organizations make better decisions about posthumous data collection and management. I have a passion for the web and open ecosystems that enable individuals and teams to be empowered to create and deploy technologies, and have worked with organizations including the World Economic Forum, the W3C, and the Federal Trade Commission to surface and explore considerations for the use and adoption of emerging technologies.

In my free time, I shoot film and digital photography, write stories, nonfiction, and poetry, and create mixed media artwork in my home in New York City.