am a national security professional working at the intersection of technology and public policy. Currently, I'm at Facebook working to protect democratic systems from malign actors.
I manage the threat disruption effort at Facebook, where we are fighting disinformation designed to undermine democratic systems, free expression, and authentic communities.
Previously, I was a civil servant at the Department of Defense. During this time, I served as a Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council, where I led the U.S. Government's efforts to detect and counter state-led efforts to interfere in democratic systems and elections both at home and around the world. My projects included coordinating the global expulsion of 153 Russian intelligence officers from the United States and 29 other nations in response to the 2018 nerve gas attack in the UK, centralizing the agency-led task-forces working to secure election infrastructure, and implementing a suite of technical reforms to intelligence activities designed to strengthen privacy protections for Americans. I also held a variety of senior roles at the Department of Defense, where I focused on organized crime, corruption, and Russian political and foreign policy strategy.
While at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, I contributed to the New York Times best-seller Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?, which uncovered a web of dark money fueling Russia's elite and was banned in Russia and deemed too controversial for sale in the UK. I also studied in Russia as a Critical Language Scholar and speak Russian, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. I am a proud Buckeye from Northeast Ohio with dual B.A. degrees in political science and international security studies from The Ohio State University, where I graduated with honors on a full merit scholarship.