Willmary Escoto, Esquire
U.S. Policy Counsel
Willmary serves as the Policy Counsel for Access Now in the Washington D.C. region, where her work centers on the intersection of data protection, privacy, emerging technologies, and digital rights. With a keen focus on algorithmic bias and the implications for marginalized and vulnerable communities, her expertise extends to pivotal areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, and surveillance capitalism. Before her role at Access Now, Willmary was Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the National Hispanic Media Coalition. While in law school, she served as a Google Policy Fellow hosted by Public Knowledge in 2016. Willmary is a licensed attorney in Washington, D.C., holding a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Howard University School of Law. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Legislative and Policy Subcommittee within the Hispanic Bar Association of DC, showcasing her commitment to shaping legal discourse impacting her local community. Additionally, Willmary dedicates her time and expertise as a volunteer for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet Young Privacy Professional Volunteer initiative.