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Kristine Gloria - Rapporteur, Participant

Dr. Kristine Gloria joined the Aspen Institute in 2016. Currently, Kristine leads programs and initiatives on emerging technologies, as part of Aspen Digital. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Kristine served as a visiting researcher for the Internet Policy Research Initiative housed within the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Kristine also held a position as a Privacy Research Fellow with the Startup Policy Lab (SPL) and a fellowship with the Center for Society, Technology and Policy at UC-Berkeley. Her work focused on privacy-by-design and municipal drone policymaking with the city of San Francisco.

Outside of academia, Kristine has held a variety of positions both in public and private industry. From 2010-2012, Kristine served as the Deputy Legislative Director for TX-Representative Eddie Lucio III in Brownsville, Texas. There she specialized in environmental and education policy initiatives. Prior to joining the Representative’s office, Kristine worked at the New America Foundation in the Media Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., where she focused on copyright and censorship issues on the Internet.

Kristine holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her dissertation, “Imprudence of Reason: An Examination of Privacy Expectations” explored expertise and non-expertise practices of information sharing online, commenting on potential implications for both privacy policies and future technology design. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.



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Associate Director, Emergent and Intelligent Technologies Initiative