Foundry Fellows // The Inaugural Class
Meet the Inaugural 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. For more media and speaking requests, please visit our Speakers Bureau page.
Aalok Mehta is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He was the 2014 Google Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge.
Adi Kamdar is a legal fellow at the Knight First Amendment Institute. He was formerly an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, More
Alla Goldman Seiffert is Director of Cloud Policy and Counsel at Internet Association. She is responsible for advocating for IA’s cloud policy priorities and enterprise policy positions.More
Austin Carson is the DC-based government relations lead for NVIDIA. Previously, he served as executive director of Tech Freedom. He was formerly with the House Homeland Security Committee and Policy Advisor for Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27).More
Bijan Madhani is policy counsel for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where he focuses on all things surveillance, privacy, and security. He graduated from American University Washington College of Law in 2013.More
Brian Focarino is a trademark, copyright & advertising associate at Cooley in Silicon Valley. Previously, he was legal intern for digital media law at Google, legal intern for trademark and copyright law at Verizon, More
Camille Stewart is a senior consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP’s cyber risk services practice focused on cyber, privacy, and identifying emerging technologies to bring to market.
Christa is an intellectual property litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on patent litigation, advertising litigation, and other technology and business litigation and consulting. More
Clara Tsao is a Founding Officer and Director of the Filecoin Foundation. She is also co-founder of the Trust & Safety Professional Association and the president of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation.
Daniel Kent is president and executive director of Net Literacy, an all-volunteer, student-run nonprofit that bridges the digital divide through its digital literacy and digital inclusion programs.More
Dipayan is presently a technology policy advisor at the White House, where he works on a range of policy issues including spectrum innovation, More
Gabriella is the Digital and Technology Transactions Corporate Counsel for WeWork in NYC. She has multifaceted tech experience in the Silicon Valley, DC, and New York markets and actively brings the technology community together through dynamic programming.
Hibah Kamal-Grayson is a senior policy analyst at Google, where she focuses on Internet governance and international policy issues. Previously, Hibah worked as a policy researcher at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute and an account optimizer at Google.More
Jadzia Butler graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in May 2015, where she was the student Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy.More
Jonathan Perez is an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County New York. He holds a leadership position at the New York City Bar on Internet law and technology, and as a founder of various diversity initiatives.
Liz Woolery is a Senior Policy Analyst at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where her work focuses on transparency, privacy, and free expression issues relating to the internet and emerging technologies.More
Mike Borgia is an associate at the Washington, DC office of the law firm Jenner & Block, where he focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity, consumer protection, and financial services, among other areas.More
Michael Kubayanda, who is currently based in Washington, is a board member and privacy advisor to access.mobile, a health IT startup with headquarters in Colorado and operations in East Africa. The company is a pioneer in theMore
Miranda Bogen serves as Policy Manager for AI/ML at Facebook, leading work at the intersection of policy and AI fairness. Prior to joining Facebook, Miranda was Senior Policy Analyst at Upturn in Washington, DC and was co-chair of the Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability Working Group at the Partnership on AI.
Natalie Nicol is Legal Counsel for DITA Eyewear, a luxury eyewear brand headquartered in Southern California. She advises the company on a range of legal issues, including those related to e-commerce, digital marketing, brand protection, and privacy. More
Nicole Shanahan is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP an integrated patent management technology. She currently serves as the resident Fellow at CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford Law School and Computer Science. More
Rachael is Policy Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association where she works on digital trade policy. Prior to joining CCIA, she worked as Policy Manager at the Washington office of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council.
Rachel Wolbers the Policy Director at Engine. Previously, Rachel worked as a Legislative Director at TwinLogic Strategies, a bi-partisan, all female, tech-lobbying shop. Her issue areas include patents, copyright, telecom and technology policy.More
Ross Slutsky is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Kelley Drye & Warren, where he focuses on communications law, privacy law, data security, and emerging technologies. He previously interned at the Federal Communications Commission, Center for Democracy & Technology, and Voice of America. More
Sarah Jeong is a journalist who was trained as a lawyer. She writes about technology, policy, and law, with bylines at The Verge, Forbes, The Guardian, Slate, and WIRED. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2014. More
Svetlana is a legal consultant at the World Bank. Her experience includes working at a legal tech startup and serving as a fellow in the Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. More
Teri Karobonik is a member of the Product Counsel team at Twitter, where she supports a wide variety of products including Twitter’s video products. She is @TeriKarobonik on Twitter. More
Terry Colberg is a recent graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, where he focused on communications law. He currently works on the Space Law desk at Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger LLP.More
Tiffany C. Li is an attorney and Resident Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. She is an expert on privacy, intellectual property, and law and policy at the forefront of new technological innovations. More
Tom Struble is Technology Policy Manager at R Street Institute. Prior to joining R Street Institute, Tom worked at TechFreedom, the Competitive Carriers Association, the Mobility Division of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,More
Veronica is an information privacy professional with experience evaluating privacy impact assessments, developing role-specific educational materials, and providing guidance on privacy policies and international privacy laws to technology-based start-ups.More
Whitney Merrill is an attorney and graduate student in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specializing in information security, computer crime, privacy, surveillance, and Internet law. More
Zach Graves is head of policy at the Lincoln Network, a nonprofit that helps bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and DC. Previously, Zach was technology policy program director at the R Street Institute, where he remains an associate fellow. More
Zach Lerner is currently a Law Clerk for a United States District Judge in the District Court for the District of Maryland. More