Alexandra (Melissa) Loudon
loudon [at] usc [dot] edu
Melissa Loudon began her professional career as a software developer for Cell-Life, a South African non-profit, developing systems for HIV management. She has an undergraduate degree in Geomatics and Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, as well as an MSc in Civil Engineering. In 2007-08, Melissa completed an MSc in Information and Communication Technologies for Development at the University of Manchester. From 2008-2010, she worked as a research officer at the University of Cape Town on a mobile data collection project in the water sector. Recent publications include "ICTs as an Opportunity Structure for Southern Social Movements: A Case Study of the Treatment Action Campaign" in Information, Communication and Society, and "Enacting Openness in ICT4D Research" in Information Technologies & International Development (ITID). Melissa also writes for MobileActive.org on mobile security and mobiles and social change.