Rian Wanstreet is currently the Special Projects Manager for Access Now, a digital rights organization that defends and extends the rights of users online - especially those most at risk. In that role, she consults with the Policy team on external positions, and provides strategic external support on multiple projects. She also runs the RightsCon Summit Series (rightscon.org), an annual conference which brings together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights.
Rian joined Access after two years working with the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), where she worked on topics such as consumer privacy, net neutrality, spectrum regulation, and internet governance. She was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar from 2009 to 2011, has an M.A. in Public Policy from CEU, and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of York, UK.
As a fellow, Rian continues her research through the Ranking Digital Rights project of the Center for Media, Data and Society.