Advancing the Value of Ethnography

 Help Power the EPIC Community!

Attention ethnographers, writers, organizers, artists, creators, instructors, and instigators of all sorts! EPIC is a nonprofit organization powered by participation, and we invite you to get involved.

Our small staff and volunteer board support the work of hundreds of members who produce events and resources for our global community all year. Please complete this quick form and our wonderful Volunteer Engagement Coordinators, Jenny Callans and Fatemeh Shayesteh, will get in touch to discuss how you can engage your unique skills and passions.

Volunteer Interest Form

Meet our volunteer engagement coordinator!

Jenny Callans

Jenny Callans  is an anthropologist (PhD Stony Brook University) with nearly 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector and three at Ford Motor Company. Jenny now applies her skills to support greater understanding of humans and their needs, wants and desires at Duo Security. Her goal as EPIC’s Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is to craft opportunities for members to inform, lead, and implement an expanded universe of EPIC resources and opportunities. Reach out to Jenny at

Fatemeh Shayesteh

Fatemeh Shayesteh is a mixed methods researcher with 10+ years of experience in market research, digital media research, and UX research. She is currently a senior customer experience researcher at Esri. Reach out to Fatemeh at

What do EPIC volunteers do?

EPIC people contribute their skills, expertise & passions to: