Foundry Fellows // The 2023 Class
Meet the 2023 Class of Foundry Fellows. Fellows are early-career law and policy innovators passionate about technology and are responsible for the planning, execution and substance of all Foundry initiatives. [Previous Foundry Classes]
Angie Orejuela is a first-generation Honduran American passionate about studying the intersections of digital governance and diplomacy pertaining to developing countries. She is particularly interested in new technology’s socioeconomic impacts through policy implementation.
Chanel Cornett is a Counsel on the Trust & Safety team at Zoom. Prior to joining Zoom, Chanel was a Legal and Policy Officer at Fair Trials, where she worked on criminal justice reform policy. Before Fair Trials, she spent her first year post-law school graduation working for California Attorney General, Xavier Beccerra’s legal and policy advisory team.
Gabe Rudin is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Colorado Law School. He is interested in regulatory compliance, M+A, tech transactions, and the politics of cross-border data transfers.
Jacob (Jake) Odame-Baiden is a lawyer based in Ghana. He has vast experience in technology project management, legal advisory and regulatory and compliance for the technology consulting and telecommunication sectors in Ghana and other African countries.
Jérôme Nicolaï has served as Digital Economy Attaché at the Embassy of France to the United States since April 2021, where he is responsible for the economic department analysis on technology policy issues.
As Google’s Global Policy Lead for Law Enforcement and Government Access, Katelyn Ringrose works on all issues tied to data governance. Before her current position, Katelyn served as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Christopher Wolf Diversity Fellow — working on data privacy and security.
Katherine Wang is interested in privacy, surveillance and emerging technologies. She is a J.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she leads Privacy Law at Berkeley and serves on the executive board of Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Coalition of Minorities in Technology Law, and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
Luisa is a Brazilian professional with a legal and corporate background based in Washington, D.C. She holds experience in creating and implementing data privacy programs that enable innovation while navigating data risks with pragmatic solutions.
Matt Furlow is currently Policy Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC). He leads the portfolio on emerging technology issues, focusing on innovative transportation technologies, semiconductors and communications and Internet policy.
Matthew Ogbeifun manages policy stakeholder engagement for a Big Tech company, where he focuses on bringing together diverse perspectives to shape content and product policy development through structured and sustained engagement.
Zia Mohammad is a Senior Product Manager in Amazon’s Quantum Computing Group with an interest in helping shape the future of U.S. technology policy. His desire to bridge the fields of emerging tech and public policy is driven by his experiences in venture capital, quantum computing and artificial intelligence.