Antoinette (Toni) Gardner is a Program Manager for Berkman Klein Center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media.
Toni is a Licensed Master of Social Work, having graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW). During her time at CSSW, she focused on contemporary social issues and the ways in which these issues are both exacerbated and alleviated by technology and social media. Under the direction of Dr. Desmond U. Patton, she served as a research fellow with SAFElab, where she coordinated multiple youth and young adult-centered programs, including Columbia University’s AI4ALL.
A Jersey-girl at heart, Toni received her B.A. in Social Work from Seton Hall University, where she also minored in musical theatre. She has performed in New York City and around the United States in various staged productions, most notably the National Tour of The Magic Treehouse: LIVE!. She hopes to continue to combine her social work and theatre backgrounds to find creative and innovative ways to increase diversity, equity, and social justice in technology and beyond.