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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.

Advisory Council

John Adams

John Adams is an independent security advisor, focusing on information security, user privacy, and secure distributed systems.
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Jorge Sebastian Sierra Guerrero

Advisory Council

Karen Renaud

Karen leads the Security Science Cluster and coordinate the Human-Centred Security Research Group.
Advisory Council

Katharine Jarmul

Katharine Jarmul is Head of Product at Cape Privacy, an encrypted machine learning platform.
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Kris Ruijgrok

As a Senior Information Controls Fellow, Kris worked with the to investigate the politics behind internet shutdowns in India.

Laura Cunningham

Laura joined the OTF team in 2019

Lauren Turner

Advisory Council

Leigh Honeywell

Leigh is the founder and CEO of Tall Poppy, where she helps organizations protect their employees from online harassment.
Former Staff

Libby Liu

Ms. Liu provided strategic and operational direction to OTF as it supported the development of global Internet freedom tools.
Former Staff

Lindsay Beck

Lindsay joined RFA in June 2014 as a program manager, actively engaged in OTF’s day-to-day operations.
Mallory Knodel
Advisory Council

Mallory Knodel

Mallory is a writer, community organiser and researcher.
Advisory Council

Marcin de Kaminski

Marcin de Kaminski was a Policy Specialist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), with a specific focus on ICT and digital development.
Advisory Council

Matt Mitchell

Matt is a security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who leads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan.

Michael Kempner

Advisory Council

Mohamad Najem

Mohamad ​leads and assists in various campaigns throughout the Arab world, mainly around ​​digital rights.
Advisory Council

Mohammed Al-Maskati

Mohammed al-Maskati is a Bahraini human rights activist and digital security consultant working with Front Line Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Jansen Reventlow
Advisory Council

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani Jansen Reventlow is a recognised international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for standard-setting freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions.

Nat Kretchun

Nat joined the OTF team in 2017.

Neil Blazevic

Advisory Council

Nicolas Sera-Leyva

Nicolas leads community management at the Center for Digital Resilience, where he grows and supports vibrant communities of human rights defenders by facilitating trust-building, knowledge sharing, and strategic collaboration.

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