Liz Woolery

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. She was a 2014 Google Policy Fellow at OTI, during which time she began work on the Transparency Reporting Toolbox, which aims to encourage more and better transparency reporting through policy research and the creation of a set of tools for internet and telecommunications companies. Liz is completing her Ph.D. at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where her research focuses on digital free expression and privacy. Her dissertation addresses one issue at that intersection, the First Amendment right to gather information in public places. She received her M.A. in Media Studies from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and her B.A. from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.