Matthew Newton is an International Policy Institute Cybersecurity Policy Fellow. Matthew is an M.A. student in the Jackson School’s Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies program. Originally from Los Angeles, Matthew is a 2012 graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Before attending the UW, Matthew spent two years in Moscow working as a teacher of English. He has also worked in the digital marketing sphere as a researcher and copywriter. He is a 2016-2018 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow in Russian. His current research interests include Kremlinology, issues of media freedom, and cybersecurity. Matthew additionally enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and cats.