Google Public Policy Fellow

Ben Ballard is a Google Public Policy Fellow at EFF working on international privacy and online free expression issues. He is a graduate student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University focusing on international tech policy, cybersecurity, and ICT4D. By day, he enjoys bingeing cooking videos, cooking, and eating other people’s cooking.

Legal Intern

Academic Background: Columbia Law School (J.D. Candidate 2021); Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. in International Affairs 2017); China Foreign Affairs University (B.A. in International Studies 2015)

Work Experience: International Law Institute (Program Associate); United Nations in China (Intern)

Legal Interests: Data privacy, civil liberties in the digital age, antitrust, copyright

Bio/Other Interests: Theater, science fiction novels, political and technology news, video games

Legal Intern

Academic Background: University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2021), Columbia University (B.A. 2015)

Work Experience: City of New York (policy analyst and project manager), Intern at the Brennan Center for Justice, Intern at the Center for American Progress

Legal Interests: Cybersecurity, privacy-related regulatory/compliance work, the intersection between criminal justice, civil liberties, and technology

Bio/Other Interests: Trying new restaurants, taking long hikes, backpacking

Research Intern

Academic Background: Truckee Meadows Community College (Associates of Art 2017); University of Nevada, Reno (Bachelors in Journalism 2019)

Work Experience: Producer for You Got This Podcast at UNR (internship); Journalist for NPR Next Generation Radio 2018

Journalistic Interests: Writing and recording podcasts about technology and their effects on society, music reviews, video game reviews, and the video game industry.

Bio/Other Interests: Recording and editing podcasts with friends, playing video games, obsessing over Spider-Man, and trying out new technology.

Legal Intern

Academic Background: Tulane University Law School (J.D. Candidate 2021); Tulane University (B.A. in Sociology and Spanish 2016)

Work Experience: MoloLamken LLP; GINsystems; New Orleans Juvenile Court

Legal Interests: Data privacy; IP and copyright protections (especially for free content creators); Public policy and regulation of technology

Bio/Other Interests: Finding new bookstores, watching superhero movies, playing with dogs, and planning her next trip (hopefully Ireland or Japan).

Research Intern

Academic Background: University of Nevada, Reno

Work Experience: Leach Kern Gruchow Anderson Song (Clerical Assistant)

Research Interests: Government funding, interactions between government agencies and the public, new technology and its impact on global security, digital crime and terrorism.

Bio/Other Interests: Reading contemporary fiction, mountain biking, watching classic movies, spending the day at the beach.

Summer 2019

Annie Cappetta
Ginny Kozemczak
Sabrin Qadi
Carmen Sobczak

Spring 2019

Alicia Ginsberg
Brittany Johnson
Joseph La Herran
Yoon Kyung (Eunnie) Lee
Sam Quach

Fall 2018

Mariam Azhar
Keton Hansrajh
Monica Zwolinski

Summer 2018

Nicole Babaknia
Danielle Deluty
Melodi Dincer
Nicole Fleming
Edward Nugent
Miranda Rutherford

Spring 2018

TJ Fox
Sarah Glendon
Irene Lee
Evan Mann
Mukund Rathi
Caroline Shen

Fall 2017

Holden Benon
Aleksander Danielyan
Michelle Geronimo
Charlie Sweeny

Summer 2017

Grayson Clary
Rachel Dallal (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Legal Fellow)
Julia Greenberg
Priscilla Guo
Alex Noonan
Sarah Smith
Delbert Tran
Daniel Yablon

Spring 2017

Michael Deamer
Amanda Nielson-Galloway
Paget Norton

Fall 2016

Frida Alim (Bridge Fellow)
Inayat Chaudhry
William Hendel
Aileen Nguyen (Bridge Fellow)
Kinga Rorat
James Yoon

Summer 2016

Christine Bannan
Meghan Fenzel
Colette Ghazarian
Shelli Gimelstein
Michael Rosenbloom
Ritchie Wilson (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Legal Fellow)
Leah Yaffe

Spring 2016

Lea Mekhneche
Leighanna Mixter
Patrick Moore
Erich Snow

Fall 2015

Jack Bussell
Michael Godbe
Yonatan Moskowitz
Kelly Vargas
Carmen Wierenga

Summer 2015

Erica Fisher
Kelsey Harclerode
David Krone
Boris Mindzak
Sheri Pan
Michael Sinanian
Stephen Stanwood (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Legal Fellow)

Spring 2015

Farbod Faraji
Mark Gray
Mehtab Khan
Joe Jung (Harvard "J" Term)
Paige Pembrook
Dimitri Rizek
Kerry Maeve Sheehan
Olga Slobodyanyuk (Harvard "J" Term)

Fall 2014

Marta Belcher
Jeff Hirschey
Mike Isaacs
Jake Wyrick

Summer 2014

Kendra Albert
Vera Eidelman
Naomi Gilens
Thad Houston
Emily Mahoney
Divya Musinipally
Rebecca Wexler

Spring 2013

James Buatti
Natasha Chu
Christopher Civil (Bridge Fellow)
Dan Garon
Jane Li (Harvard "J" Term)
Everett Monroe
Joe Mornin
Hilary Richardson (Bridge Fellow)
Megumi Yukie (Bridge Fellow)

Fall 2013

Christian Lee
Sydney Archibald
Christopher Civil (Bridge Fellow)
Hilary Richardson (Bridge Fellow)
Megumi Yukie (Bridge Fellow)

Summer 2013

Natasha Duarte
Colin Farlow
Craig Fratrik
Oliver Richards
Morgan Weiland

Spring 2013

Jack Donahoe
Peter Holm
Sarah Jeong (Harvard "J" Term)
Christopher Civil
Jose de Wit
Luis Zambrano
Jacob Zweig

Fall 2012

Erik Bauman
Joshua House
Andrew Serros
Tara Whalen

Summer 2012

Paige Austin
Whitney Merrill
Hannah Bloch-Wehba
Charlie Crain
Maxwell Mishkin
Joe Newman

Spring 2012

Angela Daly, International Legal Fellow
Courtney Bowman
Matthew Cagle
Adam Gulkis
Alexandra Moss
Natalie Nichol
Rob Walker

Fall 2011

James Leggett
Rebekka Murphy
Rowan Reynolds
Andrew Serros

Summer 2011

Michelle Benard
Tim Hwang
Adi Kamdar
Teri Karobonik
Eric Lindgren
Leafan “Lea” Rosen
Jarred Taylor
Elizabeth Uzelac

Fall 2010

Carlos Rosario

Summer 2010

Mohit Gupta
Jonathan Mayer
Sarah Adelaida McIntire
Heather Patterson
Mani Potnuru
Brian Rideout
Bahrad Sokhansanj
Shane Wagman

Spring 2010

Alessandra "Alea" Garbagnati
Shana Dines
Kathy Hashimoto

Fall 2009

Engey Elrefaie
Rohen Peterson

Summer 2009

Shana Dines
Brandon Weiner
Elizabeth Offen-Brown
Will Frank
Heather Casteel
Matthew Maddox
Lauren Gallo

Summer 2008

Kate Vershov
Justin Haan
Adrienna Wong
Nick Jackson
Shane Witnov
Google Policy Fellows:

Margot Kaminski
Ren Bucholz

Summer 2007

Nancy Sims
Kathleen Lu
Amy Morganstern
Erin Simon
Matt Sanchez
Nika Engberg
Ruben Rodrigues

Summer 2006

Henry Lien
Nicholas Smallwood
Aaron Perzanowski
Charles Duan

Summer 2005

Chris Riley
Adam Thomas
Talitha Nabbali
James Grimmelmann
Judit Ruis
Rosaclaire Baisinger
Chris Conley

2004

Lila Bailey
Charlotte Rodeen-Dickert
Kat Duffy
David Price

2003

Justin Firestone
Badri Natarajan
Elizabeth Miles
Paul Serritella