We began the Google Policy Fellowship 3 years ago to match students with advocacy organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users. We’ve been impressed by incredible pool of talent the program has attracted. More than 500 students applied for this summer’s 17 available slots. The 2010 class of Google Policy Fellows come from 14 schools in 4 countries and are studying everything from law to library science to mathematics and biology.
For 10 weeks this summer, the Fellows will join organizations in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Toronto, and Ottawa to analyze policy and technology, meet with lawmakers, and build coalitions from partners and grassroots supporters on topics including national security, free expression, privacy, and much more.
Here's a complete list of the 2010 Google Policy Fellows and where they'll be this summer:
- Alexandra Wood, The George Washington University Law School - Future of Music Coalition
- Alexis Zayas, The Catholic University of America - Progress and Freedom Foundation
- Allison Mishkin, University of Pennsylvania - Technology Policy Institute
- Carolyn Homer, The George Washington University Law School - Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Chris Reilly, University of Virginia School of Law - Public Knowledge
- Gwen Glazer, Syracuse University - American Library Association
- Heather Ford, University of California at Berkeley - Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Jennifer Barrigar, University of Ottawa - Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
- Joshua Gruenspecht, Harvard University - Center for Democracy and Technology
- Kiara Pesante, Howard University - Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
- Lauren Dyson, Vassar College - Internet Education Foundation
- Monica Guzman, Santa Clara University School of Law - National Hispanic Media Coalition
- Ramtin Amin, Harvard University - Citizen Lab
- Sarah Morris, Nebraska College of Law - Media Access Project
- Tal Niv, University of California at Berkeley - Creative Commons
- William Sun, Harvard University - CATO Institute
- Xueheng Shi, Georgia Southern University - New America Foundation
A big congratulations to this year’s fellows and a sincere thank you to everyone who applied. Stay tuned for updates on the 2010 Fellows, and check back here or at google.com/policyfellowship for more information on future programs.