Team: The Signal Code

Nathaniel A. Raymond (@nattyray11) is Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.I. Chan School of Public Health.  He was formerly Director of Operations of the Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI, which was a co-recipient of the 2012 US Geospatial Foundation Industry Intelligence Achievement Award. Raymond was previously Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights and served in a variety of roles at Oxfam America, including Communications Advisor for Humanitarian Response and Interim Coordinator for Tsunami Communications for Oxfam International.  He has served in the field in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, the Gulf Coast, Jordan, and elsewhere. Raymond has advised the UN Mission in South Sudan on early warning of mass atrocities and served as a technical consultant to HBO.  He serves on the World Economic Forum’s AI and IoT Future of Trust Network and Elrha’s advisory board on humanitarian innovation. Scholarly articles he has written have appeared in The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, The Lancet, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Caitlin Howarth (@caitlinhowarth) is a Researcher on early warning systems at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Howarth was formerly Reports Manager for the Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI from 2011-2012. She has served as Director of Leadership Development at the Truman National Security Project, Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Equality Project at the Roosevelt Institute, and COO and National Policy Director at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. Howarth’s consultant work includes the design of the award-winning MediCapt mobile forensic evidence collection app, created for Physicians for Human Rights . A Washington, DC native, she holds a BA in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia and a MPP in International & Global Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dani Poole is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, focused on the health impacts of humanitarian action, violence prevention, and human rights-based approaches to population health. Her work with the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative evaluates the use and effectiveness of information communication technologies in emergencies and disasters. She currently serves as Deputy Editor for the Harvard Public Health Review, and Editorial Assistant for Health Systems & Reform and Trauma Psychology News. Dani completed her MPH at Brown University and received a BA from Seattle University.

Daniel Scarnecchia (@mountainherder) is a Researcher at HHI’s Signal Program on Human Security and Technology, focusing on data governance, standards, and ethics in the Humanitarian sector. Prior to joining HHI, he was a management consultant with a practice in the governance of sensitive data and the integration of new technologies the life sciences, the use of real world evidence for drug safety studies, and building multi-stakeholder distributed research networks. Other previous work includes consulting on technology issues for a human rights advocacy campaign, and freelance GIS and data visualization for a variety of end users, including humanitarian organizations. Scarnecchia holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs – Human Security from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in History from the University at Albany.

Faine Greenwood (@fainegis a Researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative focusing on how UAV and satellite technology can be used in humanitarian contexts. Greenwood is an instructor in the Signal Program’s Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Programs workshop, and is particularly interested in developing ethical and technical standards for integrating drone technology into disaster response. Greenwood is a regular contributor to’s Future Tense blog, and has also written freelance for Drone360, Make, Time, the San Francisco Chronicle, World Politics Review, GlobalPost, the Southeast Asia Globe, the Cambodia Daily, and many other publications. Prior to joining the Signal Program, Greenwood co-authored “Drones and Aerial Observation” for the New America Foundation, the first primer on civilian drone technology. Greenwood worked as a reporter, freelance writer, and photographer in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the impact of social media and technology on political change. Greenwood holds a masters degree in journalism from Stanford University, and a bachelors degree in English from Tulane University.