Hello. I am a lawyer.a researcher.a dj.a designer.a hacker.an advocate.
I live in Vermont.
I write and design on topics related to infosec, privacy, and the law.
As a practicing data privacy and cybersecurity attorney who studies and writes on the intersection of international law, human rights law, and technology law for over a decade, 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 legal, information security, and big data fields since I became the inaugural Human Rights and Technology Fellow at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law in 2014. Since then I have worked in both the private and public sectors developing hands-on expertise in applications used for big data visualization, forensics, threat intelligence, user behavior analytics (big data artificial intelligence surveillance), malware analysis, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments. I’ve also provided legal/technical advice and strategic thought leadership to some of the world’s largest corporations (Google, Chase Bank, Pfizer, Abbot Industries, Becton Dickinson, and others) regarding their technology, governance, cybersecurity, and privacy matters. I am a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). I have advanced legal and science graduate degrees from UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M) as well as the University of Oxford (MSc). I am currently a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College.
Outside of my academic, scholarly and legal work i’m an accomplished DJ, graphic designer, and martial artist. Please listen to my dj mixes here. I specialize in two genres of music. The first focuses on downtempo, instrumental hip hop, and lounge with distinct jazz, blues, and old standards influences. The second focuses on South Asian and Arabic electronic music that spans multiple genres. My graphic design work covers everything from websites, inforgraphics, posters, and flyers. 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 Ryu Aikijutsu with Sid Woodcock, Baguazhang with Andy Dale, and Tien Shan Qigong with Fook Yeung.