I am a Fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University. I am also a Policy Fellow with the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, DC. My current book project examines technology, youth digital activism, and social movements in comparative perspective. In this work, I engage with issues of digital surveillance and other forms of repression across democratic and authoritarian countries. More broadly, my research interests include: youth digital activism; networked social movements; social media & civic discourse; privacy and surveillance; digital repression; algorithms and inequality; design justice; AI and human rights/children's rights; computing and civics/ethics pedagogy.
Previously, I have worked on issues at the intersection of computer science, ed/civic tech, and policy at Microsoft Research, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and the UN. I have served as Director of Civic Tech with The Future Society and Director of Harvard Innovation & Ventures in Education. I received a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University where I researched cryptography and cybersecurity. I completed my doctorate in Culture, Communities, and Education at Harvard University as a Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Dissertation Fellow.