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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

John Adams

John Adams is an independent security advisor, focusing on information security, user privacy, and secure distributed systems.
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Fellow

Jorge Sebastian Sierra Guerrero

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Advisory Council

Karen Renaud

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

Katharine Jarmul

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

Kris Ruijgrok

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

Laura Cunningham

Laura joined the OTF team in 2019
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Team

Lauren Turner

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Advisory Council

Leigh Honeywell

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

Libby Liu

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

Lindsay Beck

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

Mallory Knodel

Mallory is a writer, community organiser and researcher.
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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.
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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.
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Michael Kempner

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Advisory Council

Mohamad Najem

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

Nat Kretchun

Nat joined the OTF team in 2017.
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Fellow

Neil Blazevic

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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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