Dan is concurrently an International Policy Institute Cybersecurity Fellow and a Senior Program Manager at the National Democratic Institute tracking disinformation in political systems around the world. He is also a Research Fellow at the Igarapé Institute of Rio de Janeiro. Formerly, Dan was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Studies working on the Jackson School’s Information Strategies for Societies in Transition project in Myanmar. His research focuses on internet governance, cybersecurity, and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). He earned an MS in Information Management and an MA in International Studies at UW by completing a thesis on Brazil and its Bill of Rights for the Internet–the Marco Civil. In 2013-2014, he was a Global Studies Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow in Portuguese. In past he has worked for the Arms Control Association, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Carter Center, and consulted for a wide range of organizations including Microsoft, the Center on International Cooperation at NYU, and NASA.
- University of Washington, M.A., International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, 2014
- University of Washington, M.S., Information Management, Information School, 2013