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People behind OTF

Meet the the people behind OTF. Our Team, Advisory Council, and Fellows are a large community of people who speak dozens of languages, are from all over the world, know a lot about Internet freedom, support hundreds of projects, and know how to make yours succeed.

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Advisory Council

Abir Ghattas

Abir works with Human Rights Watch as an Information Security Associate Director
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Team

Adam Lynn

Adam joined RFA in April 2012 as OTF’s inaugural program manager.
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Advisory Council

Alix Dunn

Alix is a specialist in organisational development and strategy, and technology for social change.
Board

Karen Kornbluh

Board

Ryan Crocker

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Advisory Council

Amira El-Sayed

Amira works at Luminate, sourcing the organisation's Civic Empowerment grants and investments.
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Fellow

Amir Rashidi

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Advisory Council

Anthony D. Joseph

Anthony D. Joseph is Director of Intel Research Berkeley, and a Chancellor’s Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.
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Advisory Council

Arthur Gwagwa

Board

Ben Scott

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Advisory Council

Berhan Taye

Berhan is a researcher who investigates the relationship between technology, society, and social justice.
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Advisory Council

Bernard Tyers

Bernard is a user centred designer focusing on user research, and interaction design.
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Advisory Council

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist.
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Advisory Council

Bryan Nunez

Bryan Nunez is a program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative.
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Advisory Council

Carrie Winfrey

Carrie is a Design Strategist and User Experience Designer whose work generates excitement.
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Advisory Council

Chad Hurley

Chad joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Office of Internet Freedom in 2018.
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Advisory Council

Cheekay Cinco

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Advisory Council

Cory Doctorow

Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing.
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Fellow

Cristian Leon

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Advisory Council
Former Staff

Dan Blah

Dan co-founded OTF in 2012 and was the organization's inaugural director until 2019.