Kathleen Watson

Internet Society, United States of America

Academic background: I received my B.A. from the University of Virginia, where I double-majored in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs. After graduation, I worked as a Google Public Policy Fellow at New America’s OTI and as the Policy and Program Manager at Next Century Cities, where I assisted mayors with civic tech initiatives. Then I served as the Development Manager at Public Knowledge, where I led development efforts and explored emerging technologies. Now, I am the Policy Advisor, North America at the Internet Society. I support, develop, and advocate for the organization’s public policy positions on access, security, and privacy.