Elizabeth has spent two decades pioneering integrated business and communications models built around meaningful community engagement. She is currently developing a community-focused distributed manufacturing proto-type for the Brooklyn Navy Yard at New Lab and mobilizing resources for international grassroots women's organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. From 2015 to 2019, Elizabeth spearheaded the global campaign, which was instrumental in the rise of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad. 

Elizabeth began her career in branding and introducing international brands, like Sony Ericsson, into the North American market. She co-founded Studioe9 in 2004, which functioned as an independent digital laboratory servicing global advertising agencies, including IRIS Nation and TBA Global. At StudioE9, Elizabeth emerged as the driving force behind creating some of the first public/private partnerships focused on women's job creation in developing countries. In 2013 StudioE9 evolved into Uncommon Union. Elizabeth brought together diverse stakeholders, including government, NGOs, survivors, activists, civil society, philanthropists, businesses, and public figures, to advance long-term systemic change around global issues.

Ancillary to this, Elizabeth writes about women's empowerment and entrepreneurship. Her work has been published in the LA Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Salon Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and the Huffington Post. She is a producer of the Oscar short-listed Sundance award-winning documentary On Her Shoulders.


Paul brings a unique interdisciplinary culture to Uncommon Union that combines technical and creative solutions to complex global problems. Paul was a founding member of a small interactive agency that grew to over 200 people in five years with no outside investment. IN2 was an early and prominent presence within Silicon Alley, pioneering what became the conventions of ad-tech.


Following the acquisition of IN2 by Monster, Paul launched StudioE9. StudioE9 operated a lab within TBA Global, a subsidiary of Live Nation, which assisted in the productization of several technologies. Paul engineered numerous enterprise-level communications platforms that comprise the core business of many companies today. Paul then co-founded Uncommon Union (UU) to explore new media, technology, research, and community engagement models. Uncommon Union Labs (UULabs) is currently developing technologies that serve and organizes communities around criminal justice reform, urban green spaces, small businesses, health equity, and more.


Paul is also an Internationally exhibited video game artist whose projects have been shown worldwide in venues including the Museum of Modern Art / PS1, Galerie Lambert, Postmasters Gallery, ZKM, InterCommunication Center, Eyebeam, Seoul Museum of Art, and others. 


Marc is a principal software engineer, architect, and manager with expertise in full-stack development, artificial intelligence, and distributed architecture implementation at scale. Marc has a Masters in Computer science from the University of Minnesota and attended Bethel University for his undergrad. Marc has contributed to several patents including cloud-based storage systems and artificial intelligence inventions. Marc has served as a founding partner at several startups, including UU Labs and he recently assisted startups including Code42, Rambl, and Evereve. 


During his five years at Cisco Systems, Marc’s team shipped software components for a new super-router: the largest and most complex engineering undertaking in Cisco’s history at the time. Previously, Marc pioneered wireless technology for MetroTrak LLC, worked as Project Leader for New Technologies at Target Corporation, and as a Software Engineer for ETA Supercomputer Systems

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