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Our Team

Prof. David Hoffman

David Hoffman is the Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. He heads the Sanford cyber policy program with a focus on national security, health data, gender violence, and access to information. Prof. Hoffman has a specific research focus on the better use of data to assist at risk individuals including survivors of gender violence, along with the privacy issues of those survivors.

Prof. Jolynn Dellinger

Jolynn Dellinger teaches Privacy Law and Policy at the Duke University School of Law and at the UNC School of Law. She is also the Special Counsel for Privacy Policy and Litigation for the NC Department of Justice. Previously, she served as the founding Program Manager for Data Privacy Day.  She turned Data Privacy Day into a globally recognized event to raise awareness for privacy, with a specific focus on recognizing globally shared privacy interests and mechanisms for dialogue and collaboration. Ms. Dellinger has worked as a privacy lawyer at Intel Corporation, at The Privacy Projects and at the National Cyber Security Alliance.  She is currently a member of the Data Privacy Day Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Book Harvest.

Prior to working for Intel, Jolynn worked as a staff attorney for Judge W. Earl Britt in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1998-2007), as a Fellow in the Solicitor General’s Office in the U.S. Department of Justice (1994-95), and as a clerk for Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1993-94). She has also practiced at law firms in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina, taught Family Law at Duke Law School and Legal Writing at UNC School of Law.

Joselyn McDonald

Joselyn McDonald is a Senior Analyst at Duke University’s Office of Information Technology. She leads an initiative to develop a foundational technology-education curriculum to support all Duke students in ethically engaging with a rapidly shifting technological landscape. For over a decade, McDonald’s research and technology design work has focused on intersectional approaches to supporting the particular needs of womxn and girls, with an increasing orientation towards issues related to privacy and safety.

Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and the author of five books, including  New York Times Best-Sellers, Gotcha Capitalism  and  Stop Getting Ripped Off!   He has won the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award.  He spent nearly two decades working at and NBC News, and he still appears on TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and CNBC.  He’s now a syndicated columnist and frequent TV guest. He is also co-host of the podcast / audio documentary “Breach“, which examines history’s biggest hacking stories, and co-host of the weekly podcast “So, Bob,” which tackles stories about the unintended consequences of technology.

Swathi Ramprasad

Swathi Ramprasad is a rising senior double majoring in Public Policy and Computer Science. She’s interested in how thoughtful policymaking can help curb technology’s effects on different communities. Currently, she is writing a her thesis on algorithmic risk assessment and its effects on underrepresented groups. On campus, she’s involved in SuWa, a mentorship program for refugee families, and Duke Partnership for Service. She’s extremely excited to contribute to CPGVI!

Micalyn Struble

Micalyn Struble is a rising junior at Duke University studying Computer Science and Philosophy. She believes in the power of community and is passionate about all things at the intersection of justice and technology.

Joanne Kim

Joanne is a rising junior earning her degree in Public Policy and Psychology while pursuing an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. She is serving as Co-President of Ethical Tech and leading Duke University’s dance marathon, Devilthon. She is a member of the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Cohort and competes with the Duke Cyber Team as part of their policy track. Her interests lie at the intersection of tech, ethics, and education. She is particularly interested to see how tech can be designed for social good.

Niharika Vattikonda

Niharika Vattikonda is a rising junior studying Business Administration through the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at UNC and Duke and the GLOBE program at Kenan-Flagler Business School. She is also a reporter for The Chronicle and The 9th Street Journal at Duke and is on a Bass Connections team researching biometrics and immigration policy through Duke’s Science and Society Initiative. Her research focuses on how data-driven policy interventions can protect the privacy and personal freedoms of survivors.

Tianjiu Zuo

Tianjiu Zuo is a rising sophomore at Duke University studying Public Policy and Economics with a minor in Computer Science. He is currently an intern at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and contributing to the COVID-19 Domestic Violence Taskforce. He is interested in creating a data collection system to help domestic violence victims. 

Ana DeCesare

Ana is a rising sophomore at Duke University. She is interested in the empowerment and protection of human rights in the digital realm.