Diana is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) and founder of CyberWise.org (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and CyberCivics.com, two organizations dedicated to digital literacy skills. A long-time media producer with an M.A. in “Media Psychology & Social Change,” Graber developed (and still teaches) Cyber Civics at Journey School, a public charter Waldorf school in Aliso Viejo, CA, that her own children attended. Her paper, "Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach," was published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE) and she was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" from the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). She is a regular contributor on digital media topics for Psychology Today, HuffPost and others, and is regularly called upon by the media to comment on tech topics. She's been an Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology teaching "Media Psychology for the 21st Century." Today she speaks at schools, conferences, community organizations and conducts teacher workshops (virtually and in-person).
Graber earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and a M.A. in Media Psychology from UCLA/Fielding Graduate University. Visit her press page.
Peter joined the Cyber Civics team in 2016 with experience in both education and marketing. Peter has always had a passion for teaching and working with kids. In 2011 he made the switch from the business sector and earned his Single Subject Teaching Credential in English. He was a teacher and head coach for both the Boys and Girls Tennis Programs at Aliso Viejo High School in Aliso Viejo, CA for the next 6 years. Peter now works full time for Cyber Civics. In his role as Outreach Director he is in constant contact with schools helping them onboard and implement. He also teaches Cyber Civics at Journey School, and makes presentations to schools and organizations. He resides in San Clemente, CA with his wife and two young children and feels this is “the perfect fit” for his passions and skill sets. Peter earned a degree in Communication from the University of Portland in 2001.
Arias was introduced to Cyber Civics while teaching at Journey School. She was instantly inspired and knew that she wanted to be a part of this necessary movement. Building community with a cause is where Arias' strengths lie. Prior to joining Cyber Civics, she taught grades 1-5 in Waldorf classrooms, mentored budding Waldorf teachers and taught Design at Orange County High School of the Arts. Arias received her BA in Art from Chapman University and her teaching certification from UC Davis. She received her Waldorf Teacher Training at Waldorf School of Orange County. Arias is so excited to join the Cyber Civics team and to develop the digital community space that will serve parents, educators and in turn, students worldwide.
Soni joined the Cyber Civics team to focus on the enrollment and successful onboarding of schools, homeschoolers, and organizations. She also gives instructional webinars. As the Admissions Director and Cyber Civics teacher at the City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis, MN, she comes to us with extensive experience in the curriculum and also in education. Her classroom experience spans over two decades and includes homeschool/coop, Montessori, and Waldorf pedagogy. She holds a B.A. in Education and Fine Arts from the University of North Dakota.
In addition to managing the blog content for the Cyberwise and Cyber Civics websites, Elizabeth produces the student videos for the Cyber Civics curriculum. She has been a content creator for number of brands— her background includes writing, creating graphics, videos, animations, and more. In her spare time, Elizabeth reads and critiques television and movie scripts. She holds a B.A. in Politics and Digital Media and Film from U.C. Santa Cruz.
Kids Media Specialist
CJ's desire to positively impact the world through entertainment made him a perfect fit for the Cyber Civics team. He has worked with some of the biggest properties in kids entertainment and is expert in content strategy, fan engagement, brand storytelling, and consumer behavior. CJ holds a B.S. degree in Entertainment Business from the Los Angeles Film School and is currently studying Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University.