Mallory Knodel is CDT’s Chief Technology Officer. She is the co-chair of the Human Rights and Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force and an advisor to the Freedom Online Coalition. Mallory takes a human rights, people-centred approach to technology implementation and cybersecurity policy advocacy.
Originally from the US, having lived extensively in Nairobi before coming back to DC, she has worked with grassroots organisations around the world in Bolivia, France, Palestine and the UK. She has used free software throughout her professional career and considers herself a public interest technologist. She holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and an MA in Science Education.