Academic background: I recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a MSc in Social Science of the Internet. My work at the Oxford Internet Institute focused on the role of the Internet in political life and associated policy implications. Previously, I studied how online participation is changing the way governments are held accountable when making policy decisions with a focus on the United States. I also hold a BA in Political Science & American Studies from Eckerd College and a business certificate from the University of Oxford.
Please explain why you are interested to participate at the Euro-SSIG:
Currently at Google where I am working on user trust & safety, I hope to share my experience and perspective with other SSIG participants outside of business as well as learn different points of view. I studied the concepts of Internet governance from a social science perspective for my master’s but I still have much to learn from a cyber security and technical perspective. Last year I attended a ICANN meeting in London regarding implications of the IANA transition and joined a CCWG, which also led me to become particularly interested in accountability to stakeholders and civil society. Past summer school students tell me that Euro SSIG promotes the exchange of ideas and multi-stakeholder interaction that is necessary for good decision making – I hope to be a part of it this year!