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Levi C. Maaia = “Leave-eye Sea My-uh”
A digital (and analog) technology tinkerer focused on equitable solutions for a just society.

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Levi C. Maaia is president of Full Channel Labs and a Ph.D. candidate and research fellow at the Center for Education Research on Literacies, Learning & Inquiry in Networking Communities (L2INC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

His research focuses on digital literacies in teaching and learning and ways in which technology-enabled learning programs can be adapted across a variety of applications. As a teacher and the curriculum developer of the digital media and STEAM Lab courses at Anacapa School, he also worked directly with middle school and high school students while researching innovations in digital media and STEM education.

In 2004, Levi joined Full Channel, a family-owned broadband provider in Bristol County, R.I. Under his leadership, Full Channel successfully turned around a declining subscriber base while making its first forays into digital and high-definition television, IP telephony and renewable energy solutions.  In 2008, he developed and launched Full Channel’s renewable wind energy initiative GreenLink through a partnership forged with sustainable energy provider People’s Power & Light. As a result, cable industry trade publication CableFAX honored Full Channel with its 2009 Top Ops Community Service Award.  In 2012, Levi formed Full Channel Labs, an online innovation and technology partner, which develops and supports advances in networking and digital media.

Prior to Levi’s work at Full Channel, he founded ComCreations, an interactive design and development company, in 1996.  In 1999, he and two other Boston University students brought some of the first independent film and video to the World Wide Web with Green Line TV, an early video-streaming community.  Today, ComCreations continues to provide branding, communications and media services to a variety of clients in the public and private sectors.

Levi is a graduate of Boston University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in film and television. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Emerson College and a master’s degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Levi enjoys sailing, aviation, amateur radio, photography and tinkering with his 1966 Mustang.

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