Conor Schaefer

Conor Schaefer is the DevOps Engineer for SecureDrop, specializing in automation and deployment for the platform. He has taught computer literacy and IT certification courses for the underprivileged in Philadelphia, and also worked as a Linux sysadmin and developer for the University of Pennsylvania.

Garrett Robinson

Garrett Robinson is the Lead Developer on SecureDrop. His interest in empowering whistleblowers through technology began when he was involved with environmental activism in Appalachia, and led to the creation of a whistleblower submission site called Honest Appalachia. He previously worked full time as a security and privacy engineer for Mozilla, and also for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Harlo Holmes

Harlo Holmes is the Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public at large. She is a media scholar, software programmer, and activist; and contributes regularly to the open source mobile security collective The Guardian Project.

Jennifer Helsby

Jennifer is a 2016 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow working at Freedom of the Press Foundation. Prior to joining FPF, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she worked on applying machine learning methods to problems in public policy. Jennifer is also the CTO and co-founder of Lucy Parsons Labs, a non-profit that focuses on police accountability and surveillance oversight in Chicago. In a former life, she studied the large scale structure of the universe, and received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 2015.

Justin Troutman

Justin Troutman is the Project Manager at Freedom of the Press Foundation, with a specialization in applied cryptography and user experience. In this capacity, he has published (IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX), lectured (Google Tech Talk, Microsoft BlueHat, Duke TIP), workshoped (Cal Poly SLO's EPIC, Facebook's Hacktober and Hacker Girls Summer Camp, r00tz Asylum), written (MIT Technology Review, Duke Reporters' Lab, Microsoft TechNet Magazine), and opined (Ars Technica, The Intercept, The Parallax, CNET, ZDNet). He's currently building PocketBlock, a gamified visual language for realizing "cryptographic engineering for everyone". 

Noah Vesely

Noah Vesely is a Software Engineer for SecureDrop. He recently graduated from Hampshire College, writing two undergraduate theses on cryptography. In college he also started the student group LibreHamp, which encouraged the use of free/libre software and hosted cryptoparties.

Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and lawyer who writes a twice weekly column for The Guardian on privacy, free speech, and national security. He has contributed to The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, PBS MediaShift, and Politico.

Trevor formerly worked as an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before that, he helped the longtime General Counsel of The New York Times, James Goodale, write a book on the Pentagon Papers and the First Amendment. He received his J.D. from New York Law School.

In 2013, he received the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for journalism.