Mallory Knodel, wearing a black top and smiling in front of a CDT logo.

Mallory Knodel

Chief Technology Officer

Mallory Knodel is CDT’s Chief Technology Officer. She is a co-chair of the Human Rights Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force. Mallory is an advisor to the Freedom Online Coalition and also on the advisory committee for the Open Technology Fund. 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.