Maria Lille was a visiting Hubert H. Humphrey research fellow at TASCHA. During her time at TASCHA, Maria worked on the Innovation Spaces research team, exploring the global rise of innovation spaces, the features that make them effective, and the strategies and policies that support their establishment and growth. Following this work, Maria interned at the Chicago Public Library Maker Lab and is currently establishing an innovation space at the Narva City Library in Estonia. Previously, she worked with e-service improvement projects in the public sector in Estonia. Her interests include citizen engagement, collaborative community projects, international networking, and public policy design.