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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 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.

Harlo Holmes

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.

Michael Sheinberg

Michael Sheinberg

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 Helsby

Jennifer Helsby

Jennifer is a 2016 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow working at Freedom of the Press Foundation on 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

Olivia Martin

Olivia Martin is a Digital Security Fellow 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.

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Emmanuel Morales

Emmanuel Morales is the Operations Manager at Freedom of the Press Foundation. They are into lots of things.

Garrett Robinson

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.

Justin Troutman

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

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.

Conor Schaefer

Conor Schaefer

Conor Schaefer is the Senior DevOps Engineer for Freedom of the Press Foundation, specializing in automation and deployment for the SecureDrop platform. He has taught computer literacy and IT certification courses for the underprivileged, and also worked as a Linux sysadmin and developer for academic researchers.

Peter Sterne

Peter Sterne

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.

David Huerta

David Huerta

David Huerta is a Digital Security Fellow 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.