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Ambassador (retired) Allan Mustard is chairman of the board of American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as a member of boards for three commercial startups unrelated to cartography or data management. He was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan on November 25, 2014, and retired from that position in June 2019 after almost 38 years of public service. He previously served as an agricultural officer at U.S. Embassies in New Delhi, Mexico City, Moscow, Vienna, and at the American Consulate General in Istanbul. He managed the computer center for the Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2000-2002. In addition to native English, he speaks fluent Russian, basic German and very basic Spanish, and has written articles for both Wikipedia and the OSM wiki. He delivered the keynote address at the 2016 and 2020 SOTM, the banquet speech at the 2019 NACIS conference on use of OSM in mapping Turkmenistan, and the keynote address to the OpenStreetMap US: Connect 2020 virtual conference. He was also interviewed for a GeoMob podcast in Summer 2020 on the OSMF, and again in Spring 2021 on the 2021 community survey. He was the Chairperson of the OSM Foundation board from December 2019 to December 2021. Ambassador Mustard resides in Falls Church, Virginia, United States.
The biography was taken from version 8376 of the board members' biographies page and has been updated.
Logan McGovern is from the U.S. state of Colorado. He is married to a wonderful woman (whom he first met in part because of OpenStreetMap). English is his native language and he is conversationally fluent in Portuguese. He loves to learn about cultures and countries, both visiting in person and reading about them. He has done many ground surveys for OpenStreetMap, collecting street imagery for various cities from South America to Asia and then converting that information into data within OSM. He has been involved with OpenStreetMap since 2019 and feels blessed to be able to contribute in multiple ways. He edits the map daily as a GIS technician for Kaart. This job allows Logan the privilege of working with colleagues of various nationalities the world over, and he appreciates them all. On occasion he also volunteers for HOT. He was involved in both COVID-19 mapping activations.
Radmila Jovanović was born in Belgrade (Serbia, Balkan Peninsula), where she completed her basic and master's studies in the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade. In the same Faculty, in July 2020 she earned a doctorate on the topic: "Geoecological determinants of tourist valorization of viticultural areas in Serbia". Since 2021, she is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Tourism, University of Malaga (Spain). During 2022, she started her second doctoral dissertation. As a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Tourism, University of Malaga, she researches planning and management of tourist destinations and data analysis applied to tourism, big data, geodata and data mining. Her field of scientific research encompasses geography, tourism, (geo)spatial analysis, applied cartography, tourism and territorial planning, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing (RS). She participated in State of the Map 2020 organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Her poster was published as the best out of 20 posters (poster number 13) with the title, "Determining Tourist Zones of the City". Radmila speaks native Serbian and conversational English and Spanish.
Rubaina Adam is currently a data scientist for a research company in Ghana. She holds a bachelor's in geomatic engineering from the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa-Ghana. She got into the world of open source through YouthMappers in her sophomore year in university and ever since she has volunteered in various capacities in the community. She comes from the northern region of Ghana and currently resides in Accra and Tamale. She has a keen interest in reading and will read almost everything but especially loves classical novels, her favourite being "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. She speak Dagbani, Twi, Hausa and English, and knows conversational French.
Angela is a highly experienced professional with a demonstrated track record of success in the OpenStreetMap ecosystem. Over the course of four years, Angela has worked closely with various stakeholders including OSM Ghana, OSM Africa, Humanitarian OpenStreetMapTeam, and Trufi Association. She has trained individuals on various mapping tools such as JOSM, QGIS, Kobotoolbox, ID Editor, and HOT Tasking Manager. Currently, she serves as the lead for the Mentorship Initiative by the Open Mapping Community Working Group.