Chris Rothschild is a Senior Research Scientist in the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School. His work centers on community information and knowledge systems and how varying approaches to and definitions of data can be incorporated into community and large-scale decision-making. Chris is also a Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Fellow, focusing on culturally appropriate tools and resources for local organizations to increase their agency and areas of participation in marine-related decision-making. Chris has used participatory practices and qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct research in over 20 countries. In addition to his research, Chris teaches study abroad courses in Tahiti and Ghana on traditional knowledge systems, oral traditions, and field research methods.