FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project


We are thrilled to announce two new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff –  Juliana Cotto and Dr. Carrie Klein – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking.

You can read more about Juliana and Carrie below. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!

Juliana Cotto

Juliana Cotto is a Policy Fellow for the Youth & Education Privacy Project at the Future of Privacy Forum. Juliana is primarily supporting FPF’s development of K-12 student privacy resources for educators, families, and students in addition to evaluating applications for the Student Privacy Pledge. Prior to joining FPF, Juliana was a graduate intern at Consumer Reports where she worked on consumer protection issues in financial services and data collection practices of financial technologies and other products. Previous to pursuing a career in policy, Juliana was an elementary school teacher for three years during which she taught for both Chicago Public Schools and Saint Louis Public Schools through the Teach for America program.

Juliana is a 2020 graduate from Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College where she earned her Master of Science in Public Policy & Management. Juliana also holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri Saint Louis. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Behavioral Biology.

I am most excited about contributing to FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team’s work in developing useful and practical resources for educators to better leverage technology in their classrooms, while upholding strong student privacy protections.

Dr. Carrie Klein

Dr. Carrie Klein is a Senior Fellow and higher education lead on the Future of Privacy Forum’s Youth and Education team. Carrie’s work primarily focuses on advancing conversations, research, and consensus related to higher education privacy. Her work and experience bridge higher education, big data, and law. Prior to FPF, Carrie worked on a National Science Foundation grant at George Mason University (Mason) focused on the use of big data in higher education and as a strategic planning project manager in Mason’s office of the president. She was also the lead for the Federal Trade Commission’s honors paralegal program, where she worked on antitrust cases. She has presented and published numerous pieces on higher education’s use of data, higher education privacy policies, and equity in higher education. Carrie is a graduate of George Mason University and The University of Arizona.

I am looking forward to contributing to FPF’s Youth and Education team’s already strong commitment to, knowledge of, and work on educational privacy and am especially excited advancing educational privacy considerations in the higher education space.


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