About Us

We are a worker cooperative that provides technology consulting services to nonprofit progressive, social justice, & community organizations. Our tight focus allows us to specialize in tools specific to the needs of the movements we serve.

We each bring deep engagement with activism and organizing in non-technological capacities, including involvement with many of our client organizations. This breadth of experience allows Palante Tech to provide services tailored to the specialized needs of nonprofit and community organizations.

Hannah Atkinson

Hannah’s love of computers began when her mother brought home an old 386 and have remained a constant in her life ever since. After bouncing around different jobs in her youth, she realized that her true passion lay in IT. Since graduating from college with a AAS in Networking, Hannah has worked in the industry as a systems administrator since 2014. She joined Palante to put her well-honed skills to use supporting causes she firmly believes in.

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Jessica Oros

Jess has been fascinated and inspired by technology for as long as she can remember. She is a committed fighter for social justice and thrives in environments where she can apply her knowledge and skills to help others. She has been involved in activism of various forms throughout her life, organizing and creating multimedia tools to elevate the stories and improve the lives of those most vulnerable to systemic oppression. She is also a casual musician, an artist of sorts, a huge video game design nerd, and eventually she will finally finish her ultimate masterpiece video game that will save the world one day, she promises.

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Angel
Angel

Angel is delighted to be the newest member of the Palante Tech Team. They graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in Computer Science and Studio Art. They enjoy tinkering with computers, painting, and getting to know the local feral cat population.

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Kristin

Kristin has spent two decades tinkering with web projects; a visual artist, a front-end web nerd, and an information science geek, she has blended these disciplines to grow herself into a professional web creative. She specializes in design and data organization that focuses on organizational and movement storytelling. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, plants, and needlecraft. Kristin currently lives in Southern California with her partner, two kiddos, and a scrappy little dog.

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Jack Aponte
Jack at Lake Merritt in Oakland

Jack is a gender/queer Black Boricua living in Oakland, CA. Jack has worked at the intersection of tech and social justice since 2003. Their roles at Palante include Backdrop and Drupal site builder and developer, CiviCRM support person, project manager, and trainer on a wide range of topics from data management to digital security. Jack has been involved in activism and organizing for many years, working primarily within LGBTQ and people of color organizations and communities. They serve on the board of Aspiration and the Backdrop Project Management Committee. Jack is also a writer, leftist gadfly, casual musician and all around geek.

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Jamila Ruya Khan
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Jamila lives the dream in a queer intentional community in the Hudson Valley. Starting with an Apple IIGS, they have worked hard at perfecting the art of taking computers apart when they don't work, and putting them back together so they do. A queer trans Muslim punk, Jamila loves that they get to use their skills and knowledge in support of so many wonderful organizations. Jamila can be found online as mxroo.

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Alisia Rueda
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Alisia has spent her career facilitating the daily operations of businesses both large and small, and even achieved her childhood dream of running an annual renaissance festival. Taking Mr. Rogers' advice, she went looking for the helpers and found a home at Palante. Alisia lives in Pennsylvania with her spouse, their cats, and the repercussions of a voracious reading habit.

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