Hello. I am a lawyer.a researcher.a dj.a designer.a hacker.an advocate.
I live in Vermont.
I examine the intersections between civil rights and technology.
As the Digital Threat Solutions Specialist at Internews and a former data privacy and cybersecurity attorney, my work focuses on the intersections between international law, human/civil rights law, and technology. I have a deep and long interest in and experience with the ways in which technology, privacy, and cybersecurity interact and inform each other. I’ve been working in the civil rights, legal, information security, and data analytics fields since 2014, but have been a hobbyist hacker since my teen years. I am a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
I was born and raised in Seattle. I’m a high school dropout (although technically I never made it to high school). I got my GED and went on graduate from the city’s finest educational institutions — Seattle Central Community College (A.A), the University of Washington (B.A.), and the Seattle University School of Law (J.D). I am also a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M) as well as the University of Oxford (MSc). I have been a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College since 2021.
I am an accomplished dj. You can listen to my dj mixes here. I have been exploring clay throwing and hand building over the last several years. I have studied both Chinese and Japanese martial arts. I was an Uchi-Deshi of Aikido Sensei Koichi Barrish of the Kannagara Dojo. Sensei Barrish is an 8th generation Shinto Priest and Head Priest of the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America. I studied Shinobi Gummi Aikijutsu with Sid Woodcock, Baguazhang and O’mei Shan Qigong with Andy Dale, Traditional Yang Style Tajiquan with LeRoy Clark (inner door student of Fu Shen Yuan; the son of Fu Zhongwen), and Tien Shan Qigong with Fook Yeung. My current daily practice, when I’m at my best, consists of Vipassana meditation and Yoga (Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga). Send me an email, if you’d like to chat!