Emotion Technology, LLC saves lives by working with social web companies, federal agencies, and policy-makers to prevent suicide and promote mental health online.
A minority-owned company, we focus on public health, suicide prevention, social media use and analysis, and creating help-giving user experiences.
- What We Do
- Our Leaders
- Our Team
We offer a wide range of consulting services:
- Social media content creation
- Public health communication through social networking
- Youth leadership engagement
- Social networking partnerships with non-profit services, creation of policies
- Consulting social networking sites about their public health policies
- Suicide prevention technical assistance
- Suicide postvention support — specific to online postvention through social networking profiles and communities
- Crisis support protocols — set-up/establish, evaluate
- Consulting around online suicide prevention
- White paper and technical writing and editing
- Online technical assistance for disasters and terrorist acts
- Podcast creation and marketing
- Video creation/videography/editing
- Website creation, including design, content, and content editing
- Web content monitoring
- Technical support services
- Administrate online film festivals
- Website evaluation
- Social networking usage and evaluation
- Coding and tracking comments and user opinion
Christopher Gandin Le
Chief Executive Officer
Since graduating from Teachers College of Columbia University, Christopher Gandin Le has dedicated himself to harnessing the power of technology to save lives and educate people.
Chris brings an activist’s sensibility to public health, specifically suicide prevention. During his tenure at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, he established protocol for online suicide prevention and partnerships with all of the major social networking websites. With a donation from producer James L. Brooks, Chris co-created the Lifeline Gallery, a powerful virtual space where suicide survivors, attempt survivors, and suicide prevention supporters share their stories.
In 2008, Chris wrote a white paper titled “Using New Media for Suicide Prevention” for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the first inquiry by the national government into online activity around suicide and suicide prevention.
Naomi Wolf wrote the New York Times bestselling book “The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot” for, and dedicated the book to, Chris, whom she calls “a born activist, a natural grassroots leader and teacher.”
Christopher Gandin Le is working to make sure every single new media user has access to the life-saving tools they need.
Jennifer Gandin Le
Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer Gandin Le is a screenwriter, novelist, and freelance journalist. Director Francis Ford Coppola commissioned her film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. Her non-fiction writing has been published in Wired Magazine, Time Out New York, BUST Magazine, The Village Voice, and ReadyMade.
Her short film, Small Changes, won the Grand Jury Prize in the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water film competition, and was screened at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in September 2009. In 2006, Gandin Le was selected as one of the "REAL Hot 100" young women working for change in the U.S.
Jennifer is an alumnae of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, a national organization of over 2500 women ethical leaders working toward social change. Gandin Le graduated with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2001.
Chief Technology Officer
Earnest Mazique is a long time technology enthusiast with a background in lighting and sound design for theatre as well as multimedia and web development. He recently left his position at the Sloan School of Management as a Student Technology Support Analyst to assume his duties as CTO at Emotion Technology full time.
Earnest has spent the better part of a decade working in media development and technology support and training in the education and non-profit sectors, including work with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
His passion for storytelling and his desire to help others to find their voices led him to pursue a Masters degree in Visual & Media arts at Emerson College, specializing in audio and video for the web. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Evansville, where he specialized in lighting and sound.
Emotion Technology frequently partners with these independent talents to deliver high quality work to our clients.
David Tuck has been fascinated with the visual image from his earliest memories in El Paso, TX. He began with drawing and sketching, and progressed to painting where he specialized in airbrush portraits. His desire to create and his love of technical applications led him to pursue 3D modeling and animation. He has worked as 3D Designer for over 15 years in the field of engineering graphics.
In 2005, he attended film school in Austin, TX, and has produced several short films and a feature length film as well as working on several productions for other local filmmakers. His love of honest storytelling has benefited him greatly in his work with Emotion Technology and he looks forward to capturing more stories and experiences and giving a voice to people from all walks of life.
Tarick Foteh is a commercial photographer based in Houston, TX, who has shot still and motion images for major clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels, Coors Light, Schindler Elevator, BAE Systems, The Department of Veteran Affairs, Tigé Boats, Ikea, Hilton, Fuddruckers, and many more. Tarick is a fully self-taught photographer; before branching out on his own, he was an advertising art director and creative director. He graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in art and advertising.
Kalee Gower is a multi-talented project manager who also identifies as an activist, thinker and writer, artist, and lover of emotional human experiences. She earned her B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and began her formal project management career with the annual Feminist Action Project Conference. Kalee collaborates whole-heartedly and is known by her colleagues for operating with the highest integrity. She is both process- and goal-oriented, a skilled communicator & collaborator, all while delivering great results. Kalee has special interest in connecting authentically with others, storytelling, organization and structure, mental and emotional health, creative expression, and living life to the absolute fullest.
Meredith likes to confront systems of oppression. Which probably explains why she attended The University of Texas to pursue a degree Women's and Gender Studies and has spent the majority of her life fighting for sidelined voices. She has worked in the streets as an community organizer and as a political activist. She has also worked in cause oriented non-profit and for-profit organizations.