Vicky’s keen interest on the inner workings of communications and
media technologies, and how these impact society, began early in life
when as a five year old in the Philippines, she asked her father how it
was possible that human voices came out of the radio.  Her father
answered (jokingly of course) that “there were very tiny people made
specially to fit inside the radio and it is their voices you hear.”  Since
then, her sense of curiosity about all things media has never left her.  
After completing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in
Communication,  Vicky began her career working for an East-West
Center/UNESCO sponsored program as a member of a five-country
research team on television and the role of women.  Subsequent
professional roles working with media research companies, opinion
polling organizations, satellite and telecommunications firms provided
Vicky a solid foundation on which to offer expertise today.  Her
experience in social research, policy analysis, behaviour change, impact
measurement, and strategic planning delivered program efficiency,
process improvement and learning to clients. In addition to English,
Vicky speaks Tagalog, Kapampangan and Spanish.  

After moving to the US and completing her doctoral degree in Political
Science and Public Policy, Vicky was recruited by the Smithsonian
Institution in support of a major program on the history and social
impact of computing and the Information Age. As media technologies
continue to evolve, Vicky keeps at the forefront of the latest
developments and applies them to socio-economic challenges.  With
America’s Public Television Stations, she focused her professional
energies on the role of public broadcasting during the government’s
launch of the Information Superhighway.  In recent years, she has
consulted for nonprofit organisations including the World Bank Institute
in designing and deploying programs which utilized ICTs in health,
education, environmental management and social services. Vicky also
consults with organizations on how to optimize Web 2.0’s collaborative
tools and social networking to further their objectives.  

She moved to Sydney in January 2009, and in July was appointed the
NSW organizer and representative for where she
successfully collaborated with a Member of the NSW Parliament, the
Hon. Penny Sharpe (MLC) to pass a motion officially recognizing
OneWebDay in New South Wales.  This motion also acknowledged that,
as a global event, OneWebDay is celebrated across many countries
with organizations, citizens and consumers committed to universal and
equal access to the internet, privacy and net neutrality.
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Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein
Senior Associate