Nina Vyedin is a founding member of IS and the brains behind the IS labs/incubator model. A first generation Ukrainian immigrant, Nina grew up in Silicon Valley with two engineer parents who worked tirelessly to give her the experience of the American dream. She cut her teeth in the startup world as a technical product manager at Xamarin (now Microsoft), working alongside some of the best folks in the industry and developing her own style of people and product management. At IS, she is passionate about leveraging technology and innovation practices in service of building better communities. Through her work on IS programming and direction, she seeks to empower others to be effective and empathetic leaders and organizers. You can follow her on various media at keybase.io/vyedin.