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  1. Cruz Brito

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    Cruz Brito is the Operations Administrator at the Applied Social Media Lab. He supports RSM and ASML operations and administration to ensure day-to-day functioning of the organization. Previously he worked supporting faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    He has a deep interest in higher education as well as the impact the internet and social media has on the world that he combines working at the Berkman Klein Center’s research initiative.

  2. Manon Revel

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    Manon is an Employee Fellow at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media. She graduated from MIT in 2023 with a PhD in Social and Engineering Systems and Statistics.

    Her research focuses on reviving democratic governance online and offline, and understanding information disorders. Leveraging mathematical models, statistical tools and political philosophy theories, she investigates new ways to organize collectively and share information in order to update how we think and do democracy.

    She is also a fellow at the Responsible AI Institute and co-leads the Civic Participation working group for the Mechanism Design for Social Good organization. When not worrying about democracy, she plays basketball or windsurfs.

    Manon graduated from Ecole Central Paris with a B.S. in Engineering, and from MIT with an M.S. in Technology and Policy. She was also a Doctoral Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Innovations at the Harvard Kennedy School and worked at Bell Labs, Palantir and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  3. Nadah Feteih

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    Nadah Feteih is an Employee Fellow at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media. She holds B.S and M.S degrees from UC San Diego in Computer Science with a focus on systems and security. Her background is in privacy and trust & safety, working most recently as a Software Engineer at Meta on Messenger Privacy and Instagram Privacy teams. She was promoted to Senior Software Engineer within two years and was involved in various integrity workstreams at the company, escalating content moderation issues and bringing awareness to bias in product features and enforcement systems.

    She is also passionate about building and supporting communities as the founder of Muslim Women in Tech and through her prior work at Meta in consulting and building features for the Faith team. She is currently a Tech Policy Fellow with the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and is driven to use her technical expertise and expand her knowledge in ethics, policy, and integrity through her work at RSM. In her free time, you’ll find Nadah outdoors: hiking, running, or climbing mountains.

  4. Shelby El Otmani

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    After completing a BA at Sarah Lawrence College, Shelby began a career in podcast production and radio journalism. She has been a producer at GBH News, New Hampshire Public Radio, and EF Education First, and her work has also been aired on WCAI, KCRW’s The Organist, and Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything. She is also the author of The Book of Superstitions: Black Cats, Yellow Flowers, Broken Mirrors, Cracked Sidewalks, and More Cultural Behaviors and Myths Explained, published by Cider Mill Press.

    Shelby’s interest in the Berkman Klein Center’s work flourished after completing the center’s CopyrightX course in 2019. She has since been fascinated with learning more about how the internet influences our beliefs and mental wellbeing, and how we can develop healthier social media habits on a global scale.

    Outside of work, Shelby enjoys practicing Tai Chi and Kung Fu, surfing (or at least trying to), and listening to electronic music—especially ambient and techno.

  5. Bao Kham Chau

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    Bao Kham Chau is a Cofounder/Director at Cornell Law Xenophobia Meter Project and a Visiting Fellow at CornellTech Digital Life Initiative and at the CornellTech Research Lab in Applied Law + Technology.  He is interested in pursuing two related strands of research at the intersection of law and technology.  Broadly speaking, he seeks to explore how the changing technological landscape affects the current legal regulatory frameworks (e.g., Internet and Artificial Intelligence governance).  At the same time, Bao also investigates how to use computational text analysis techniques to help derive novel insights into the judiciary of developed, developing, and authoritarian states.

    Before entering legal private practice, Bao worked as a (senior) software engineer for three successful startups in the Silicon Valley.  He received his B.A. in Computer Science, History (honors), and Political Science from UC Berkeley, an A.M. in Regional Studies, East Asia from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

  6. Mateus Guzzo

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    Guzzo is a Brazilian designer and multimodal researcher interested in how interfaces mediate misinformation and bias. He draws on his background in filmmaking, education, and social activism to build socio-technical systems for collaboration and public imagination. At the Berkman Klein Center, he is a Program Manager for the Institute for Rebooting Social Media focusing on the program design for the RSM Assembly Fellowship.

    Prior to the Institute, Guzzo was a Communication Manager for the Edgelands Institute and an educational designer for various social impact initiatives. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California San Diego in Speculative Design and is a member of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology, and Society Studies (LAVITS).

  7. Rebecca Rinkevich

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    Rebecca is the Executive Director of the Institute for Rebooting Social Media and Applied Social Media Lab within the Berkman Klein Center. She helps drive the initiative’s strategy and execution alongside Faculty Directors Jonathan Zittrain and James Mickens.

    An experienced digital and communications strategist, Rebecca draws on her background across government and the private sector to guide the institute’s strategic planning, public outreach, and cross-organization collaboration.

    Prior to the Institute for Rebooting Social Media, Rebecca was the Deputy Director of Digital Strategy at the White House where she oversaw the day-to-day of the White House and President Biden’s digital communications. Previously, she was the Rapid Response Director for then Vice President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and the Director of Politics at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she ran large-scale advertising programs and advised political organizations on how to effectively scale their digital operations.

  8. June Okal

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    June is an Employee Fellow at Berkman Klein Center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM). She collaborates closely with the Institute and BKC personnel to study how intermediary liability is currently construed as a legal/technical/social construct, examining different social networks and different legal/social frameworks from different countries, primarily across Sub Saharan Africa. 

    June is a Technology, Media and Telecommunications lawyer qualified in Kenya with working experience supporting global businesses across Sub Saharan Africa including Meta (Formerly Facebook), American Tower Corporation and Google. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Patent and Trademark Agent. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree in Intellectual Property and Technology from the American University’s Washington College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. 

    As a Fellow at ARTICLE 19, the Internet Governance Lab and Kenya ICT Action Network, June has undertaken extensive legal and policy research on Regulatory Sandboxes, Intermediary Liability, Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse, Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation, Disinformation, FinTech and Data Protection and Privacy. 

    Recognized as one of Africa’s Top 50 Individuals Leading in Legal Innovation and Africa’s Leading Women in Legal Innovation, June the person thoroughly enjoys Kenyan tea, lemon and honey on the side, is a legendary Monopoly buff, and is low-key addicted to the timeless, Grey’s Anatomy.

  9. Kalie Mayberry

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    Kalie Mayberry serves as the Project Manager for the Applied Social Media Lab, working alongside faculty members across the university to develop public interest technology projects designed to experiment on redesigning social media.
    Kalie Mayberry is a social impact researcher, educator, and project manager, working at the intersection of public and private for the last decade. Her prior work has explored corporate and employee activism, with a particular interest in the role of technology corporations and platforms for use in social movements. Kalie previously served as BKC’s Senior Research Coordinator, working closely with Professor Jonathan Zittrain and his portfolio of projects, as well as assisted in teaching courses on digital technologies. Prior to joining BKC, she focused primarily on management research, inclusive community engagement, and project management for academic and nonprofit organizations, including Columbia Business School, Wharton School of Business, Temple University, Urban Affairs Coalition, and The Food Trust. Originally hailing from California, Kalie holds a double Bachelors from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. She served two terms as an AmeriCorps National Volunteer, and is actively involved in mentoring high school girls, and advocating for civic engagement and hunger alleviation. When she’s not at work, you can find her playing with her two cats Nick & Stevie, trying to make a dent in her ever-growing reading list (and always open to recommendations to make it longer), and competing in various running events and triathlons (just for fun).
  10. Joanne Cheung

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    Joanne Cheung is a Lecturer at Stanford School of Engineering and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She previously served as a Director at the global design firm IDEO, leading its Racial Justice Impact Fund and a portfolio of social impact projects with partners including Project Drawdown, City of San José Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Knight Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During her Fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center in 2017–2018, she helped organize the Ethical Tech Working Group, which culminated in a recently published special issue of the Journal of Social Computing, “Technology Ethics in Action: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in Wallpaper, Wired, Fast Company, and the New York Times Magazine. Joanne holds a M.Arch from Harvard Graduate School of Design, a MFA from Bard Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, and a BA from Dartmouth College, where she was a Davis UWC Scholar. www.joannekcheung.com