Mallory Knodel

Chief Technology Officer

Mallory Knodel is CDT’s Chief Technology Officer. She is a member of the Internet Architecture Board and the co-chair of the Human Rights
Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force. Mallory takes a human rights, people-centered approach to technology implementation, with a focus on encryption, censorship, and cybersecurity.

Having lived and worked extensively abroad, she brings inclusive and grassroots coalition-building experience to CDT’s program areas, including “public interest technology” field building efforts inside and outside CDT. Mallory is a prolific and published author of works that demystify and break myths about how technology works. She holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and an MA in Science Education.