Christa Hasenkopf is the director and co‐founder of OpenAQ, an open environmental data non-profit, based in Washington, DC, sharing half a billion air quality data points from 84 countries and convening a community of air inequality-fighting individuals around the world. Hasenkopf fell in love with open data as a mechanism for change in 2011, after launching an open air quality data effort in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Previously, Hasenkopf was the first Chief Air Pollution Advisor to the Medical Director at the State Department. She is a former Fulbright Fellow and Echoing Green Fellow. Hasenkopf received a PhD in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado.