Fellowships | Awards


Meet the Fellows

Fellows by Year

Nadz Moawad


Mozilla Fellow working with artists and cultural producers in the Arab world to explore questions of expression, labor, and the public domain in today's privatized network.

PhD Candidate at the University of Washington. Analyze the AI/ML infrastructures and technologies in global agriculture. My goal is to ensure that AI systems in agriculture prioritize sustainable development

OpenDoTT fellow, free/open advocate, and researcher focusing on smart cities. Lead on a number of community initiatives dedicated to critical thinking and making at the crossroadsf culture, science, + technology

Alex Argüelles

Mexico City, Mexico

Mozilla Fellow, Alex researches sociopolitical violence while promoting technological sovereignty amongst human rights defenders in Mexico.



Mozilla Tech + Society Fellow interested in the use of technologies for the protection of Human Rights Defenders.

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

San Francisco, California

An artist/technologist who empowers people to leverage bleeding edge technology to effect positive change in the world.

Anouk Ruhaak

London, UK

Rethinking the economics & governance of data. MozFest Wrangler 2019. Mozilla Fellow 2019/20.

Aurum Linh

New York, New York, USA

Aurum is a technologist and product developer working at the intersection of human rights and the digital ecosystem at DFF.

Brian Obilo

Nairobi, Kenya

Mozilla Fellow working towards advancing Cyber Security Capacity Building and promoting Cyber Awareness and Resilience approaches.

Caleb kibet

Nairobi, Kenya

I am a 19/20 Mozilla Fellow, MozFest 2021 Openness Wangler, interested in teaching, open science, reproducibility, and community building.

Camille Francois

San Francisco, CA USA

Mozilla Fellow, working on online targeted threats and disinformation campaigns, exposing their impact on society and vulnerable users globally, and also trying to yield better detection and mitigation techniques

Cayla R Key

Dundee, UK

PhD candidate at The University of Dundee researching connected homes for the OpenDoTT project.

Chenai Chair

Zimbabwe/South Africa

Focus on policy developments enhancing digital rights with AI uptake in Africa. Gender & Digital Rights Research Manager at Web Foundation.

Daniel Leufer

Brussels, Belgium

Researcher and policy analyst investigating how AI is impacting human rights and political decision making. PhD in Philosophy from KU Leuven

Deborah Raji

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mozilla fellow hoping to re-imagine algorithmic auditing & evaluation practice in order to hold those that deploy AI systems accountable.

Mozilla Fellow and Mozfest Wrangler. working towards law and policy for a just, democratic and equitable AI.

Emmi is developing technical and political tools to combat the next generation of fascism and disinfo online. PhD student and activist.

Fieke Jansen


Researcher and practioner currently examining responsible AI practices for public institutions and citizens’ resistance to AI

Mozilla Fellow. Francesco is the Director of the "Institute of Future and Innovation Studies" at John Cabot University.

Frederike Kaltheuner

London, United Kingdom

Frederike is a tech policy fellow. Before joining Mozilla, Frederike was Director of Program at Privacy International in London.

Harriet Kingaby

London, UK

Former Mozilla Fellow working on the unintended consequences of AI enhanced advertising. Chair of The Conscious Advertising Network.

Irene will embed at OSOC and build community networks that connect the unconnected in rural Kenya, by providing affordable internet and sustainable infrastructure

Jens Alexander Ewald

Dundee, Scotland

OpenDOTT fellow focusing on wearables and the self. Exploring poetic interaction and resonance as a way to make IoT healthy and sustainable.

Mozilla Fellow. Deputy Exec. Director of Legal Agenda. Working on promoting inclusive and trustworthy online spaces for policy deliberation.

Jonathan McCully

London, United Kingdom

Legal Adviser to the Digital Freedom Fund, with experience working on strategic litigation before international, regional & domestic courts.

Joshua Meyer


Josh is a Mozilla Fellow who likes voice technology and democratizing it.

Julia Reinhardt

San Francisco, California

Mozilla Fellow, tech policy consultant, privacy professional and former German diplomat.

Julie Ricard

Mexico City, Mexico

Mozilla Fellow. Researcher & development-practitioner, currently developing a social-network-learning space leveraging books & movies for critical thinking.

Karolina Iwańska

Warsaw, Poland

Mozilla Policy Fellow working on privacy-friendly criteria for online ads. She also works as a lawyer at Warsaw-based Panoptykon Foundation.

Kathy Pham

Boston, Massachusettes

Mozilla Fellow. CS Responsible. Former founding engineering and product member of the United States Digital Service. Focused on ethics and responsible computer science, engineering culture, and academic curricula

Kostas Stathoulopoulos

London, United Kingdom

I work at the intersection of machine learning, economics and policy-making, developing tools that help people take evidence-based decisions

Leil Zahra

Berlin, Germany

Trans-feminist queer filmmaker & researcher on content take-down in NAWA region, & on agreements between governments and platforms.

Matogoro Jabera

Dodoma, Tanzania

Open Internet Engineer Fellow, Matogoro is working towards connecting the unconnected population using television white space technology

Awal is committed to improving the security and trustworthiness of the global internet routing infrastructure.

Namrata Primlani

Dundee, Scotland

Namrata attempts to investigate the design features of trust in the Internet of Things leading to 'A Trustmark for the IoT'.


São Paulo, SP, Brasil

technologist and researcher working to strengthen safe and sustainable practices for privacy and security online, and access to information.

Odanga Madung

Nairobi, Kenya

Mozilla Fellow. Cofounder of Odipo Dev & a data journalist with bylines at Buzzfeed News and Daily Nation.

Petra Molnar

Toronto, Canada; Athens, Greece

Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist working on new technologies that manage migration, investigating impacts of AI and surveillance.

Piers Gooding

Melbourne, Australia

Dr Piers Gooding is a Mozilla Open Science Fellow '19-20, & Research Fellow at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute & Melbourne Law School

Reem is a journalist and researcher focusing on the intersection of internet infrastructure, politics and knowledge production.

Remy Muhire

Kigali, Rwanda

Remy Muhire will be working on voice-enabled technology in order to address the exclusion of people from digital service in Africa.

Richard Whitt

Mountain View. CA USA

Mozilla Fellow, developing a “openness by design” project. Through research, authorship, and convenings, he seeks to broaden our understanding of openness across the different tech modalities.

Sarah Kiden

Dundee, United Kingdom (and Kampala, Uganda)

MozFest Wrangler 2021 and Marie Curie Research Fellow, Northumbria University and Mozilla. Safari drives and nature walks give me life.

Seun Ojedeji

Ekiti, Nigeria

A Network Engineer with extensive experience and management skills.He contributes to Internet and FOSS development in his region and globaly

Shemeer Padincharedil

Bangalore, India

Mozilla Fellow. Empower organisations & changemakers to become confident & effortless with technology for social good.

Steve Song

Nova Scotia, Canada

Mozilla Fellow in Residence. Founder of Village Telco. Expert in telecommunications policy in developing countries. Identifying regulatory and policy barriers around connecting the unconnected.

Tarcízio Silva

São Paulo, Brazil

Mozilla Fellow researching how civil society organizations respond to digital safety needs and algorithmic harms to minorities in Brazil.

Umang Bhatt

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mozilla Fellow. PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge. Developing algorithms to create more trustworthy and transparent AI systems


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