FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project
We are thrilled to announce three new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Jasmine Park, Anisha Reddy, and Katherine Sledge – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking.
You can read more about Katherine, Anisha, and Jasmine below. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!
Jasmine Park is a Policy Fellow for the Youth and Education Privacy Project. Jasmine is primarily supporting FPF’s outreach, training, and technical assistance for local and state education agencies (LEAs and SEAs), including FPF’s pilot Train-the-Trainer program and the K-12 privacy working group for LEA/SEA staff. She will also be helping to grow FPF’s child privacy portfolio in the U.S. and abroad. Jasmine recently graduated with an M.A. in Global Affairs from the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she focused on tech policy and digital anthropology. From 2015 to 2017, Jasmine served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia, where she gained two years of on-the-ground experience as an educator. She worked closely with local government, school administrators, law enforcement, and community leaders to conduct needs assessments and to provide access to the training and resources necessary to address self-identified needs. She previously interned with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Jasmine serves on the board of Brio, a nonprofit that empowers local partners to design and launch mental health solutions in vulnerable communities globally. Jasmine received her B.A. cum laude in History and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
I most look forward to joining the FPF Education Privacy team’s efforts to equip local administrators with the knowledge and tools they need to implement best practices in their communities.
Anisha Reddy is a Policy Fellow for the Youth and Education Privacy Project. Anisha is primarily supporting FPF’s state and federal legislative analysis and resources. Anisha is also running FPF’s K-12 working group for edtech companies and overseeing the bi-weekly education privacy newsletter. At Penn State’s Dickinson Law, Anisha was honored with the University’s 2017-2018 Montgomery and MacRae Award for Excellence in Administrative Law. She held the offices of Executive Editor for Digital Media of the Dickinson Law Review, President of the Asian Pacific Law Students Association, and Vice President of the Women’s Law Caucus. Anisha served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Children’s Advocacy Clinic in Carlisle, PA, where she represented children involved in civil court actions like adoption, domestic violence, and custody matters. She previously interned at the Governor of Pennsylvania’s Office of General Counsel, at Udacity in Mountain View, CA and at Blockchain, Inc. in New York, NY.
I’m most excited about the unique opportunity to impact the way the student privacy conversation is framed by helping include the voices of all stakeholders – not just the edtech industry – but parents, districts, and the students themselves.
As the Policy Manager for Youth and Education Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum, Katherine manages the progression of projects related to youth and student privacy at FPF. Before coming to FPF, Katherine worked with the executive team at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She also has national and state-level political advocacy experience at the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the ACLU. Prior to transitioning to a career in public policy, Katherine was the Operations Specialist at an environmental firm that specializes in remediation projects. In that role, Katherine headed administrative and logistical support for environmental projects across the US.
Katherine graduated from American University with a Master of Public Administration with a custom concentration in Applied Politics: Women, Public Policy, and Political Advocacy. In addition to the core public management curriculum, Katherine focused her studies on the intersection of public policy and gender, as well as advocacy strategy, process, and best practices. Originally from Tennessee, Katherine attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science.
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