Chris Taylor joined OTF as Vice President of Programs in 2023. Prior to joining OTF, Chris was a Senior Advisor for Digital Media Freedom and a program manager at the U.S. State Department, where he oversaw the implementation of foreign assistance with a focus on digital safety, anti-censorship, civic tech, and free media. He was also a Research Innovation Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, a graduate fellow of the National Science Foundation, and an affiliate at the Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He has lived and worked in South Asia, the Middle East, and east Africa. He has a PhD from Boston University.