Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and lawyer whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, and Politico. He also writes a column on press freedom for Columbia Journalism Review.
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.
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.
DevOps infrastructure wrangler, some might use the word "engineer", and professional jester for the team. He enjoys smooth saxophone solos, eclectic Japanese desserts, and transparency in government. He's hammered on networks for the private, educational, and public sphere and brings a breadth of experience from his years of yelling at TCP packets for not hand-shaking properly.
Jennifer is Lead Developer of SecureDrop. 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 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.
Olivia Martin is a Digital Security Trainer at Freedom of the Press Foundation. A graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, her professional work focuses on researching and delivering digital security trainings to journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. She has spent years in newsrooms as a designer and editor with new media and student publications, and uses this experience to aid in assessing the evolving needs of journalists in today's media landscape.
Emmanuel Morales is the Operations Manager at Freedom of the Press Foundation, keeping day to day operations moving smoothly. If you interact with the Foundation in any way, chances are Emmanuel is part of the conversation.
Originally from Massachusetts, they received their B.A. from Hampshire College in 2016, studying the intersection of civil liberties and technology. Seeing technology's effect on press freedom, they eagerly started work at Freedom of the Press Foundation in the beginning of 2016.
They currently live in sunny California and enjoy reading about history (especially US history from the early days of the republic to the Reconstruction period) and constitutional law, playing video games, and working on other personal projects in their spare time. They are an avid cold brew coffee drinker.
Emmanuel uses singular they/them/their pronouns.
Conor Schaefer is the Chief Technology Officer at Freedom of the Press Foundation, overseeing automation and deployment for the SecureDrop platform, and managing backend infrastructure for technical projects. He has previously worked as a Linux sysadmin and developer for academic researchers, and taught computer literacy and IT certification courses for the underprivileged.
David Huerta is a Digital Security Trainer at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, where he’s working on methods to train journalists to take advantage of privacy-enhancing technology to empower a free press. He’s co-organized dozens of trainings across the US, including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of Laura Poitras’s Astro Noise exhibition in 2016. He’s also spoken on the subject of usable privacy technology at DEF CON, Radical Networks, Rightscon and random cocktail bars.
Peter Sterne is a senior reporter at the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He runs the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a website that aims to comprehensively track all press freedom incidents — including arrests of journalists, equipment seizures, border stops, and subpoenas of news organizations — in the United States. Peter previously worked as a media reporter at Politico, covering the print and digital media industries. Before that, he studied cultural anthropology at Columbia University and interned at the New York Observer and the Columbia Journalism Review.
Kushal Das is a developer of SecureDrop at Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a long time contributor to various upstream Free Software projects including the Fedora project. He is a core developer of CPython, and also a director of the Python Software Foundation. Spending time to help people contribute to Free Software projects as part of Linux Users' Group of Durgapur is something Kushal is always excited about. You may find him in the hallways of a conference talking about software and freedom.
Mickael is a Security Engineer at Freedom of the Press Foundation. Trained as a computer scientist, Mickael previously worked and consulted for organizations ranging from startups to large financial institutions. In his spare time, he runs workshops and teaches a security and privacy course at a local university.
Parker Higgins is the Director of Special Projects at the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is an artist, activist, and developer whose writing has appeared in Wired, Gizmodo, Techdirt, PBS Media Shift and The New Inquiry, and whose work has been covered in outlets such as Newsweek and NPR.
Parker was previously the Director of Copyright Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he wrote and spoke extensively about the importance of the open Web and its role in resisting censorship and surveillance. He is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an alum of Recurse Center in New York.
Camille Fassett is a reporter for the Freedom of the Press Foundation. She documents press freedom violations, such as arrests of journalists, for the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, and manages social media. Her academic work at UC Berkeley focused on international development and humanitarian aid. She is an activist, writer, self defense instructor, and amateur chef.
Erik is Principal Project Manager at Freedom of the Press Foundation. Prior to joining FPF, Erik worked on many free and open projects. Chief among them was the Wikimedia Foundation, where he was a volunteer, board member, and executive, and helped build the organization into the free culture powerhouse it is today. Erik has also worked as a journalist and author, project manager, public speaker, and software engineer. He lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys hiking, reading, and building alternatives to proprietary tech platforms.
You can follow him on Mastodon.
Harris Lapiroff is Principal Web Developer at Freedom of the Press Foundation, overseeing the design and technical details of web projects. Previously, Harris was cofounder of a worker-cooperative web development agency that developed nonprofit and social good websites in a variety of fields. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Louise Balsmeyer is the Director of Philanthropy at Freedom of the Press Foundation where she oversees the organization’s fundraising goals and development operations. She has a rich background in progressive activism and previously worked as the Deputy Director of Major Gifts and Events at People For the American Way in Washington, D.C. Louise also received a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the George Washington University in 2017. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Kevin is a Newsroom Support Engineer at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, based in Toronto, Canada. His involvement in digital security stems from his time spent working in various roles with media organizations including the CBC and The Globe And Mail, where he led security workshops for journalists and worked with FPF to implement the first Canadian SecureDrop instance.