Access maintains a staff of employees and contractors around the world with offices in New York City, Brussels, Manila, San Jose, Santiago, Tunis, and Washington, D.C. Meet Access' current team below.
Abir Brahem | Tunis Security Incident Handler | abir [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xE6681B98
Abir joined Access in 2013 as a Web developer and has helped develop many Access websites. Currently, she is a Security Incident Handler with the Access Helpline Team in Tunisia. Abir provides assistance for users at risk regarding digital security issues. She has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the Graduate School of Technology and Computer Science of Tunisia and a masters degree in Information Systems and Software Engineering from the same high university. Abir worked as a software developer in the corporate world for 4 years. Access is her first experience with civil society and she is very glad for the opportunity.
Amie Stepanovich | U.S. Policy Manager | Phone Extension x702 | amie [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x1C1DA0C7
Amie Stepanovich is U.S. Policy Manager at Access. Amie is an expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law. At Access, Amie leads projects on digital due process and responds to threats at the intersection of human rights and communications surveillance. Previously, Ms. Stepanovich was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, where she testified in hearings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as in State legislatures. She was co-chair for the 2014 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference and is the Committee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities' Liason to the American Bar Association's Cybersecurity Working Group. Amie was named as a Privacy Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada and was recognized in 2014 as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 leaders in Law and Policy. Stepanovich has a J.D. from New York Law School, and a B.S. from the Florida State University.
Anqi Li | Visual Designer | anqi [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x7F897F5D
Anqi (AKA Angel) is the Visual Designer at Access, where she works to translate complex information into meaningful messages with her design skills. Previously, she has worked in multiple industries, including advertising and publishing. Anqi has a profound knowledge of transformation design and social advocacy. One of her group projects was curated in the book Transform-Action in 2012. In 2013, she worked as the lead designer for Glimpses, a two-day event held by Red Bull Human Potential Institution that focused on human potential development and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Anqi received her M.F.A in Communications Design from Pratt Institute.
Aureson "Tom" Banaria | Security Incident Handler | tom [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x3A71A2D0
Tom is a Security Incident Handler at our Access Office in Manila. Before joining Access, Tom worked as a Security Consultant for a major security company and developed expertise in penetration testing for different technologies such as web applications, mobile devices and network infrastructure and has also worked as a Security Analyst focusing in network intrusion detection, packets and malware analysis. He was also an instructor in Information Security and is part of the OWASP Manila Chapter leads. His passion for hacking and security all started 11 years ago after finding a copy of 2600 hacker Quarterly magazine in a small bookstore in Pampanga, Philippines. He is also glad to be given the opportunity to apply and share his technical experiences to defend and extend digital human rights for all people fighting for freedom.
Bechir Nemlaghi | Web Developer | bechir [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x1914510E
Bechir is a Computer Science engineer. He graduated from "Ecole Sup Privée d'Ingénierie et de Technologies " in Tunisia. He is a full stack web developer with a passion for data mining and data visualizations. When he is not building applications, he is definitely hacking it. He believes in free, open source software and occasionally contributes to open source projects. He recently had a crush on browser add-on building.
Ben Whelan | Operations Officer | ben [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x1F2EC60E
Ben works as an Operations Officer for Access, which involves opening and supporting our global offices, running the internship program, supporting the staff in their day to day work, and sending many emails. Ben has worked internationally in both the private and public sector, and being British, this includes working for the UK's Ministry of Justice, London Probation and its Prolific Offender Unit, and at the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Arriving in NYC over a year ago, he has worked at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, New York University and at WITNESS. Ben holds a BA in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Leiden.
Brett Solomon | Executive Director | brett [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x4EDC17EB
Brett is co-founder and Executive Director of Access (accessnow.org). Access defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, the organization fights for open and secure communications for all. Brett sits on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet. Previously, he was Campaign Director at Avaaz.org, a global movement which has rapidly grown into the largest online activist community in the world at almost 20 million subscribers in all 193 countries. He was the first Executive Director of GetUp, an Australian independent political movement which uses new technologies to facilitate Australians' participation in democracy. Brett has worked both locally and internationally on a range of social justice and human rights issues. He honed his career at Oxfam Australia, where he founded the International Youth Parliament (IYP), an international network of young social change leaders from 140 countries tackling issues such as poverty, conflict and globalization. Prior to this, he worked as the Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty International Australia, where his main focus was refugees and asylum seekers, the arms trade and national security. Brett has a bachelors degree in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and a masters degree in International Law from the University of New South Wales.
Daniel Bedoya Arroyo | Security Incident Shift Lead | daniel [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xC21FA059
Daniel is a Security Incident Handler Shift Lead at Access. He works in Access Costa Rica Office. He is currently working on his Masters Degree in Computer Science at the University of Costa Rica. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineer from the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica. Previuosly he worked at Costa Rica's biggest ISP in a Security Operation Center environment, as an Operations Engineer and Quality Assurance Engineer.
Deji Olukotun | Senior Advocacy Manager | deji [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x6012CDA8
As a member of the advocacy team, Deji Olukotun manages Access' global campaigns to protect the open internet, stop mass surveillance, protect digital privacy, and ensure that our fundamental rights are respected online. He came from the literary and human rights organization PEN American Center, where he founded PEN's digital freedom program and managed its capacity-building work in Myanmar, South Africa, Haiti, and Nigeria. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a BA from Yale University, and dual masters degrees in Creative Writing and Justice & Transformation from the University of Cape Town, where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He has also worked as corporate counsel for a small technology startup. A devoted fiction writer, Deji is the author of the novel Nigerians in Space (Unnamed Press). His work has been featured in The Atlantic, NPR, The New York Times, and Vice. (Photo cred. Katy Haas)
Donna Wentworth | Strategic Communications Manager | donna [at] accssnow [dot] org | 0x077B2130
Donna is Strategic Communications Manager at Access, developing and implementing strategies to increase the impact of the organization’s advocacy initiatives. She has more than a decade’s worth of experience working to protect the open internet, including strategic communications roles at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, and Google. She holds a BA in English with honors and distinction from Colby College and completed additional coursework in Critical Theory at Georgetown University.
Drew Mitnick | Junior Policy Counsel | drew [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xA7B4A0FF
Drew is a junior policy counsel working on cybersecurity, digital due process, and privacy. He has experience working on human rights in Asia and the United States. Drew was previously a Senior Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group and served as the Managing Online Editor of the Human Rights Brief. He received his law degree from American University Washington College of Law where he is currently a JD Distinguished Fellow. In a previous life, he lived in Nashville where he played drums for a rock band.
Estelle Massé | Policy Analyst | estelle [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x7A755A5F
Estelle is a Policy Analyst at our Brussels office. Prior to joining Access, Estelle interned with European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of 35 privacy and civil rights groups across Europe and at the UNESCO in Barcelona. Estelle graduated with three BA in Applied Languages from the University of Provence, France, the University of Limerick, Ireland and the University of Granada, Spain and a Master in European Law from the University of Granada. Her master thesis examined the shared competences between the EU and its member states in the protection of Fundamental Rights.
Gustaf Björksten | Chief Technologist | gustaf [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xA70A0F7B
Gustaf has been gaining professional experience as a technologist and information security specialist since 1994, most recently in the area of surveillance technology. He has worked in many different ICT environments and reckons he has seen just about everything. He has worked for dot com startups, led from the front during the internet boom, and endured the dot com bust. He has worked for small companies, rapidly growing companies, and very large corporations in the computer games, education, ISP, pharmaceutical, telecoms, and financial sectors. From 2001-2005 he founded and ran a hackerspace in Melbourne, Australia that housed over 150 computers of every size, description and platform. That hackerspace was also the base from which anti-net-censorship, no-net-tax, anti-war, and other activist campaigns were fought. He is glad to be given the opportunity to apply his technical experience to defend and extend digital human rights for all people.
Jamie Tomasello | Technology Director | jamie [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x66E5FB48
Jamie has been combating Internet abuse and addressing policy issues for over the past thirteen years. With a background in applied behavior analysis and pattern recognition, Jamie has focused her efforts in analyzing technical data points underlying cybercrime, identifying non-obvious data relationships, and profiling cybercriminals. Jamie has been a Technical Chair for the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG)), a member of InfraGard and the Bay Area Electronic Crime Task Force, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/IT). Jamie is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity and Psychology from the University of Maryland.
Javier Pallero | Policy Analyst | javier [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xEBFD028A
Javier is Access' Policy Analyst for Latin America. Before joining Access, he worked for several years with digital rights organizations in Argentina, conducting policy analysis and promoting human rights activism on the net. He also was a teaching assistant at Cordoba's National University in Argentina on the subject of Internet Law and Economics while serving as a consultant and speaker in the local media. In addition to all of this, Javier is an amateur musician who is passionate about the internet and its power for social change.
Joe Steele | Director of Organizational Development and Impact | Phone Extension x705 | joseph [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x066D312E
Joe is responsible for supporting and organizing much of the day-to-day work of the staff, as well as overseeing the organizational budget and financials, fundraising, compliance and growth strategy. Prior to Access, Joe worked as an education and program consultant to an international human rights organization, Heshima Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya, building sustainable, income-generating programs for unaccompanied youth in Nairobi’s poorest enclaves. Previously, he worked as a high school English and Special Education teacher in the New York City Department of Education as well consulting various education non-profits on curriculum, management and planning. Joe received his master’s degree from Pace University in New York City and before that, his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before that, and currently, he thinks dogs would make awesome people.
Josh Levy | Advocacy Director | josh [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x84C9F275
Josh Levy is Advocacy Director at Access. He's worked for years at the intersections of technology, politics and activism. He was previously Campaign Director at Free Press, the U.S.-based nonprofit, where he fought to protect the open internet and stop government surveillance. He was also Managing Editor of Change.org, the global petition platform, and Associate Editor at Personal Democracy Media. He holds a BA in English and Religion from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in New York. He lives with his family in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Marcos Calderon | Security Incident Handler | marcos [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xDD3201FD
Marcos is a Security Incident Handler in the Access Costa Rica Office. He is finishing his Bachelor Degree in computer science at Tecnologico de Costa Rica and aims to specialize in digital security. Marcos worked in the past on a technical support center, and his commitment to help others is something he already has in his soul.
Melissa Kim | Operations Coordinator | melissa [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xE8FD7A4B
As an Operations Coordinator, Melissa works closely with the Executive Director to provide the necessary support to further his and Access's goals in defending and extending digital rights around the world. With the support of the Ops team, Melissa manages correspondence, drafts internal and external documents, and provides day-to-day support. Before Access, Melissa worked in communications and publicity with local businesses in Philadelphia, Princeton, New York, and London. Melissa graduated from Princeton University, where she focused on English literature and gender and sexuality studies.
Michael Carbone | Manager of Tech Policy and Programs | michael [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x99AB06246EEBF5A8
Michael is the Manager of Tech Policy and Programs at Access, where he analyzes digital attacks on civil society organizations, supports the development of innovative secure communications technologies, and provides preventative advice to civil society organizations and human rights defenders to stay digitally secure. Prior to Access, he explored the policy, international law, and regional implications of emerging information and communication technologies at the State Department and worked in the intersection of journalism and technology at a number of news organizations and nonprofits including the International Reporting Project. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael received his bachelor's degrees from the University of Chicago in Mathematics and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, studied in China at Capital Normal University, Zhejiang University, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, and completed his master's degree at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies in China Studies, International Economics, and International Law.
Mohamed Chennoufi | Security Incident Shift Lead | mohamed [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x254414D4
Mohamed is a computing sciences engineer. He graduated from the Institut Supérieur d'Informatique of Tunis el Manar (ISI) in Tunisia. His main University projects consisted of monitoring electronic cash registers through SNMP and creating a content manager system for mobile applications of e-commerce. Since he graduated, he has been working as incident handler with Access since May 2013 within the Access Helpline facility that assist users at risk regarding digital security issues. He is a movie addict and practices soccer frequently. He likes to think he is a Bushido virtues follower.
Ammari Nader | Disruptive and Speculative Technologist | nader [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x8F9A0347
Nader is a computer science engineer working on cybersecurity and specialized in malware analysis, cryptanalysis, penetration testing, digital forensics and reverse engineering. He has experience working on digital security in Africa and Canada. Nader has spent his life as a computer security geek starting from the age of 11 years old, previously working in collaboration with ESET Canada (an antivirus company) and Polytechnical School of Montreal in improving the detection mechanisms of some advanced persistent threats and malwares. He was the founder of the CSI Club in 2011, which is a computer engineering security club that aims to provide digital security training for engineering student in North Africa. He received his engineering degree from ENSI after spending 5 years in computer engineering studies.
Nathan White | Senior Legislative Manager | nathan [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x9030A74E
Nathan White is the Senior Legislative Manager for the Access advocacy team. A former communications director in the U.S. Congress, Nathan has shaped political and social issue campaigns across the United States and the internet. He holds a B.A. in political science from Kalamazoo College and an M.A. in global marketing, communications, and advertising from Emerson College. He’s lived, worked, and/or studied in Italy, Brazil, Turkey, and China.
Nerida Brownlee | Director of Finances and Human Resources | nerida [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x24145805
Nerida's focus as a member of the Ops team is to drive the steady growth of Access' Human Resources and Financial systems, policies and procedures to ensure it is a supported and efficient global operation. Her focus and experience is in providing frameworks, processes, and internal controls, particularly in terms of HR, finances, and compliance, to support strategic growth. Prior to Access, Nerida was the Chief Operating Officer for Advance, a role that oversaw global operations, people and projects. For 10 years before moving to New York City, Nerida was Chief of Staff at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), a role that oversaw the Managing Director’s Office, while coordinating and prioritizing the work-flow of the Managing Director, the Executive Leadership team and the Board. Nerida has a Bachelors degree in Arts from the University of Sydney, a Masters degree in Media Studies and a Certificate in Media Management and Leadership from The New School, as well as a Certificate in Not-For-Profit Accounting from New York University (NYU). Nerida is thrilled to be at Access in a role that combines her passion for digital media and for making a contribution to the world by supporting and defending the rights of users at risk, whilst developing her international expertise and a global perspective.
Nina Komakhidze | Operations Associate | nina [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x8AD196B3
Nina works at Access as an Operations Associate for the Brussels office, primarily involved in managing the needs of the local office and team and supporting its expansion in the EU capital. Prior to joining Access, Nina worked as an Office Manager for a company from the IT-services sector and has experience setting up student not-for-profits. Nina is currently continuing her studies in Politics and International relations at the University of London (London School of Economics). She loves globetrotting, good food and anything related to combat sports.
Peter Micek | Senior Policy Counsel | peter [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xA5BD70B0
Peter Micek leads the Access policy team's business and human rights work, advocating for a more rights-respecting telecom and tech sector. He also teaches a course at Columbia University on internet policy and governance. A lawyer by training, Peter completed a JD cum laude at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and in 2010 published "A Genealogy of Home Visits," critiquing surveillance of at-risk communities. As a law student, Peter defended independent journalists and engaged in Freedom of Information litigation at First Amendment Project. For five years, in his native San Francisco, Peter led youth and ethnic media development at New America Media, and was Web Editor at KALW's daily radio program Your Call. Peter studied political science and journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is licensed by the state bars of California and New York, and has no cats.
Peter Saugman | Costa Rica Office Operations Associate | peters [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xA5FA6FA6
Peter is bringing extensive international work experience to Access, that spans the USA, Indonesia, Singapore, Venezuela, Belgium, Costa Rica, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and beyond. He has worked for a variety of organizations, from the Danish Municipality for the City of Odense, to extracting ethanol from fruit waste in Costa Rica, and a treatment centre for addiction and alcoholism in La Paz, Bolivia. Not to mention that he speaks Danish, English, Spanish and French and understands a number of other languages.
Raegan MacDonald | European Policy Manager | raegan [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xD1DF9598
Originally from Canada, Raegan is based in Brussels, Belgium where she leads Access' EU office and specialises in net neutrality, privacy and data protection. Raegan is a member of the Steering Group for Code Red, an ambitious global initiative to provide advice and resources to assist people who are committed to the goal of protecting rights and freedoms. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Brussels Privacy Hub, an academic research institute focused on privacy and data protection. Since March 2014, Raegan is a Privacy by Design Ambassador, an award from the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining Access, Raegan worked with European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of 34 privacy and civil rights groups across Europe. Prior to that, Raegan worked in education, assisting students with disabilities achieve their academic goals, and as a primary school teacher in Hong Kong, before devoting herself to human rights advocacy. Raegan is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Leipzig (Germany) where she received her Masters in Global Studies.
Raman Jit Singh Chima | Policy Director | raman [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x2A186000
Raman Jit Singh Chima serves as Policy Director at Access, leading the organisation's team of global policy staff in protecting an open internet and advancing the rights of users at risk across the world. He is a founding volunteer with the SaveTheInternet.in Net Neutrality Coalition and assisted the legal team involved in the Supreme Court of India's landmark Shreya Singhal v. Union of India judgment on internet free speech. Prior to this, he served as Policy Counsel and Government Affairs Manager with Google based in Delhi across 2010-2014 and advised government, industry bodies and academia on technology policy issues. He is an India qualified lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and clerked for Justice V.S. Sirpurkar of the Supreme Court of India, in addition to training with India's National Judicial Academy and National Human Rights Commission. Raman has studied internet regulation as an independent research fellow with the Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and contributed to Freedom House's inaugural Freedom on the Internet report in 2009. He holds a Bachelors in Arts and Law (Honours) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where he was Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology.
Rian Wanstreet | Grants Program Manager | rian [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x253116C2
As Access' Grants Program Manager, Rian works to ensure that at-risk actors and organizations working on digital rights have the resources they need to advance their missions and the rights of the communities they serve. Rian has previously served as Access' Special Projects Manager, which supported the continued growth and sustainability of the organization, and as the RightsCon Summit Series Coordinator. Rian came to Access with over ten years experience working with nonprofit, academic, and political institutions, and served in both Americorps and the Peace Corps. She was a European Commission Erasmus Mundus Scholar from 2009-2011, and received an MA in Public Administration from the University of York (UK) and an MA in Public Policy with a specialization in Media, Information and Communication Policy from Central European University. She is currently a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Data and Media Studies.
Rogelio Lopez | Security Incident Handler | rogelio [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xA3AF5A90
Rogelio studied CS at Universidad de Costa Rica. He has been a software developer for the corporate world for over 5 years and decided it was time for a change. He wanted to join civil society so he can help other people and give something back to the community. Now Rogelio is working as a Security Incident Handler for Access' Costa Rica team. He loves learning new things and languages. He also lived in Brazil for a year (2013) so he is fluent in Portuguese (besides English and Spanish). Rogelio is very open minded and likes to talk about philosophy, science and language.
Romel Senoja | Security Incident Handler | romel [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x4A7EAF57
Romel is a graduate of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) from University of the East, Philippines. Although he is a certified ECE by profession, he found himself more inclined with IT Security as his career advanced. He worked for one of the top banking institutions in the Philippines as information security specialist. Prior to joining Access, he worked for a multinational technology company in strategic outsourcing, where he became part of the security and risk management team. When he learned about Access, its mission, and the individuals it works with and works for, he became interested and inspired, and found it notably distinct in many aspects from working in a corporate world. Romel loves nature.
Access Fellows contribute to projects and programs across the organization, including crafting policy in response to new and ongoing conflicts as they emerge around the world, developing documents on topics of current importance, editing reports, compiling data, preparing advocacy materials for internal and external use, blogging and other web-based projects.
Carolyn Tackett | Advocacy Fellow | carolyn [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xA9C98C76
Carolyn first joined the Access advocacy team as an intern in 2012. She now supports the team's work on a variety of projects, including campaign development and web content management. Carolyn is currently a third-year law student at American University Washington College of Law focusing on public international law, including work with the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, Public International Law & Policy Group, the UN Committee against Torture Project, and American University International Law Review. She graduated from Princeton University, where she focused on international relations and Chinese foreign policy.
Deniz Aydin | Policy Fellow | deniz [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xD08E0F30
Currently a senior double majoring in Political Science and European Studies at New York University, Deniz has been working on issues of internet governance and digital rights in Turkey as a Policy Fellow at Access. She has previously interned at several arts organizations such as the Lincoln Center and NYSCA. Despite loving NYC, she sometimes misses the ferries, tea and cats of her hometown, Istanbul.
Ephraim Percy Kenyanito | Policy Fellow | ephraim [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xE6BA8DC1
Ephraim is a Policy Fellow at Access working on the connection between internet policy and human rights and an affiliate at the Internet Policy Observatory (IPO) (at the Center for Global Communication Studies- Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania). He is also a member of the UN Secretary General's 2015 Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group on Internet Governance and the Freedom Online Coalition’s Digital Development and Openness working group, "digital development and the rule of law." Previously, Ephraim has worked with a diverse range of research and social development organizations on democratic governance, human rights, transparency and international development, youth engagement, citizen media/journalism, foreign policy, and regional integration (including Transparency International, MercyCorps, Centre for Law and Research International, the East African Community Secretariat, and the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade). He is scheduled to graduate with a law degree in 2015 and has previous training in Internet Policy and Media Law from University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania.
Access Interns are drawn from academic institutions around the world and provide important capacity and support for the Access team. Access Interns work across the tech, policy and advocacy arms of the organization as well as on operations and development projects.
Justine Chauvin | Policy Intern | justine [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xE6F4259E
Justine is a policy intern working out of the Brussels office. She graduated with a BA in International Relations from the University of Geneva, and a MA in International Politics of the Internet from Aberystwyth University. During her studies, apart from her active involvement in student associations, she focused on the analysis of discourses on cyber-security and online civil rights, as well as on the impact of ICTs on social movements. She hopes to work in the field of digital rights advocacy, loves exploring new cities, and has a passion for politics and debate.
Max Anderson | Policy Intern | max [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0x034B8EF8
Max is a policy intern in the New York office. When not working with the policy team, he pursues a Master's of International Affairs degree at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to Columbia University he spent 5 years with the EU's representation to the UN in New York. He holds a BA from Brown University and enjoys cycling and science fiction. He hails from Sweden by way of France, Belgium, the UK, Spain, Korea, Japan, and the USA.
Olivia Martin | Advocacy Intern | olivia [at] accessnow [dot] org | 0xD6074BE1
Olivia is an advocacy intern at the New York office, where she works as a visual designer and researcher on campaigns. This summer, she will be completing a human rights fellowship at the Brussels office, during which she will continue distilling threats to digital rights into meaningful, yet digestible images and begin developing analytical policy skills. As an undergraduate at New York University in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, she is forming her own major in philosophy and economics. Deeply passionate about social justice and political theory as well, her concentration is entitled The Culture, Politics, and Economics of Inequality.