TRAIL has received state and national accolades for its revolutionary work with first-time Internet users.
TRAIL was a finalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Competition in 2012, selected as a competitor in TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s 2013 Startup Battlefield and was awarded with CENIC’s Innovation in Networking Award for 2014. TRAIL’s CEO Christina Gagnier is one of Broadband for America’s Faces of Innovation.
TRAIL’s partners include the LINK AMERICAS Foundation, California State Library, Pennsylvania State Library, EveryoneOn, SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the LA County Office of Education.
Co-FOUNDER and Chief executive officer
Christina Gagnier is one of the three co-founders of TRAIL. A partner at an Internet law boutique, Christina has spent nearly fifteen years in the civic engagement and online advocacy space. Prior to TRAIL, Christina served as the Chief Information Officer of Mobilize.org. Christina serves as a member of the Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee and is on the board of Without My Consent. She also served as clinical faculty for UCI Law School's Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic.
Co-FOUNDER and chief operating officer
Stephanie Margossian is one of the three co-founders of TRAIL. A partner at an Internet law boutique, Stephanie has spent nearly fifteen years in the education and non-profit advocacy space. Prior to TRAIL, Christina served as the Membership Director of X. Stephanie is single-handedly responsible for all thirty-nine lessons of TRAIL's JobScout curriculum and has worked with the California State PTA to develop its digital literacy curriculum for parents.
Chairman of the board
Brenda Kempster serves as Chairman of the Board for TRAIL. As the Executive Director of the LINK AMERICAS Foundation, Brenda directed the partnership that led to the development of the JobScout platform and partnership with the California State Library. Brenda's leadership on digital literacy lead to the adoption of the first digital literacy policy in the country, an executive order from former California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar.