About Us

Making communities more disaster resilient.

About Us

Born from Disaster

Co-founders Caitria and Morgan created a functional infrastructure for recovery after an EF3 tornado in their hometown of Monson, MA. Read more here.
Recovers.org is the idealization of the infrastructure they built: a clean, easy-to-use recovery software framework that can be deployed before a disaster to prepare communities.
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Our Team

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Alvin Liang

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer / Chief Technology Officer

Since receiving his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees from MIT, Alvin has worked in a range of industries, specializing in start-ups. He was previously a software engineer in San Francisco, CA for Crittercism, and in Cambridge, MA for LabLife (now part of LabGuru). He misses biology research from time to time.

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Morgan

Morgan O'Neill, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Chief Science Officer

Morgan has a B.Sc. in Physics from UNH and a PhD in Atmospheric Science from MIT. She has over 3 years of experience in political campaigns ranging from city council races to a presidential election. She is an MA-certified EMT-B and actively volunteers for an ambulance service.

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Chris Kuryak

Chief Operating Officer

Chris has experience helping organize community-level disaster relief on a large and small scale, including Hurricane Sandy, the Moore tornadoes, the Boles Fire. He holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where he performed clean energy research. He has an affinity for doing back-of-the-envelope calculations in everyday life.

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Caitria

Caitria O'Neill

Co-founder (Alumna)

Caitria has worked for Harvard Law Review and the US State Department, and brings legal, political and editorial experience to the team. When not organizing tornado relief, she spends time leading backpacking trips and reading. She holds an A.B degree in Government from Harvard University and has completed FEMA NIMS 700/800 ICS 100/200.

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Marie Curie

Chief Rescue Dog

Curie has shown amazing potential throughout her short but eventful career as a Chief Rescue Dog. In sniffing out opportunities to use her powers of adorability and cuddliness for good, she can corral the most gruff and disorganized volunteers with a abrupt bark and endearing waggle.


Our Supporters

Recovers.org is generously supported by the following organizations.
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MIT Public Service Center

In May 2012, Recovers.org was named a grand prize winner of the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Competition, a program of the MIT Public Service Center. The award and 15 month mentorship program have been crucial to our growth.

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The Knight Foundation

As a winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge on Networks our organization is supported by a generous investment and in-kind support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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MassChallenge

We are proud Gold Winners of the 2012 class of the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator program, and have benefitted from financial support, mentorship, and office space through the competition.

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Code for America

We are supported by a grant and mentorship as part of the inaugural class of the Code for America Accelerator.

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Esri

We are proud to be one of Esri's Emerging Business Partners and have benefited from the mentorship, publicity, and technological support they provide.


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