EMA Launch Party Speakers

Mayor Alan Webber

Alan Webber is Santa Fe’s 43rd Mayor—and the City’s first full-time executive. Before running for Mayor, Alan built a career in business and journalism, most notably as the Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review and Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company Magazine.

Caitlin Kontgis

Caitlin is a technical lead on the Applied Science team at Descartes Labs and was honored at the New Mexico Tech Council’s Women in Tech celebration this past March. Prior to moving to New Mexico in early 2016 to join the Descartes Labs team, she earned her PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where her research was funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation to study land cover change and climate change effects on the Mekong River Delta region of Vietnam. Since moving to Santa Fe, Caitlin began volunteering at the local Girls Inc chapter and joined the board in fall of 2017. She is passionate about supporting women in STEM fields and scientific literacy. When not at work, you can find Caitlin running, skiing, and hiking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.


L.E. Brown


L.E. Brown is the owner and director of contemporary art gallery East of West in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. She is the digital media coordinator for Currents New Media. L.E. completed her Bachelors of Arts in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Her primary focus is contemporary new media art from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and their diasporic communities.

Corvas Brinkerhoff


Corvas Brinkerhoff is an artist, designer, entrepreneur, and technologist dedicated to the transformational power of light, sound, color, and environment. He is co-founder and CTO of Meow Wolf.

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