Current & Former Fellows
Current & Former Fellows
Current & Former Fellows

    Get Involved Today

    Current Fellowships

    Public Knowledge is hosting senior policy fellow Lisa Macpherson, who works on promoting local news and targeting online misinformation, and communications law expert Al Kramer who serves as senior fellow.

    Former Fellows

    2020-2021: Public Knowledge hosted Communications Justice Fellow Tsion Tesfaye, who spearheaded a technology policy diversity project from 2019-2021. Jonathan Walter served as a policy fellow in 2020, and in 2021, Montana Williams and Micheline Deeik served as policy fellows.

    2018-2020: Public Knowledge launched a public interest legal policy fellowship program in 2015, in conjunction with George Washington University Law School, and hosted two GW Law graduates each year for two-year fellowships until 2019. The most recent class of GW fellows included Dylan Gilbert, who went on to be Privacy Policy Advisor at NTIA, Lindsay Stern, who later became Legal and Policy Advisor trade group INCOMPAS, and Jane Lee, who joined LG Innotek in South Korea. Please see a video featuring the GW fellows on our website at or here.

    In 2018, PK launched a Communications Justice Fellowship and hosted Alisa Valentin as a year-long fellow. Alisa is now Special Advisor in FCC Commissioner Starks’ office.

    2016 – 2018: Public Knowledge hosted GW fellows Sara Kamal, Yosef Getachew, Arian Attar, and Daiquiri Ryan. Yosef is now Director of the Media and Democracy Program at Common Cause, Sara returned to her home state of Texas to join law firm Broude Smith Jennings & McGlinchey, Arian is now a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. State Department, and Daiquiri moved on to a position as Policy Counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition. PK also hosted GW Law graduate Sean Davis over the winter of 2018. Sean is now Data Security and Technology Fellow at National Consumers League.

    Additionally, Professor Annemarie Bridy joined us in 2016 as a visiting senior fellow from the University of Idaho College of Law where she teaches intellectual property and technology law courses. Public Knowledge also hosted Steven Pallickal and Katrina Worsham in 2017 as Technology and Policy Law Fellows sponsored by the Ford-MDF Technology Exchange Matching Fund.

    2015: Public Knowledge welcomed its first class of two-year GW Law fellows, Dallas Harris and John Gasparini. After their fellowships, Dallas returned to her home state of Nevada to work in the General Counsel’s office of the state PUC, and she is now serving as a Nevada State Senator, and John joined communications law firm Best Best & Krieger in DC. Public Knowledge brought together an arts and technology fellowship with Fractured Atlas and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, hosting Courtney Duffy, who is now earning an MBA at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business along with an MPA at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

    Public Knowledge hosted a Ford-Mozilla open web fellow, Tennyson Holloway, who brought computer programming know-how to the policy debate, and Boston University School of Law graduate Kerry Maeve Sheehan. Kerry won a BU public interest fellowship at Public Knowledge, funded by Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel LLP. Kerry went on to work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Internet Law & Policy Foundry, and the Internet Archive.

    Public Knowledge also launched a new public interest legal policy fellowship program in conjunction with George Washington University Law School. Each year, two GW Law graduates join us to serve two-year fellowships. Our most recent class of fellows includes Dylan Gilbert, Lindsay Stern, and Jane Lee. The video above features the GW fellows.

    2013-2014: Public Knowledge launched its fellowship training program with two Internet Rights Fellows funded by Media Democracy Fund/New Venture Fund: Kate Forscey focused on net neutrality, and Edyael Casaperalta brought a rural perspective to broadband issues. Kate went on to be Senior Legislative Counsel to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a key player on communications issues. Edyael went on to the University of Colorado Law School and is now a fellow at the American Indian Law Program.

    Other Programs

    Public Knowledge has hosted Georgetown Law Center externs as part of a practicum course where they attend lectures on communications policy making at the Law Center and gain practical experience at Public Knowledge. Public Knowledge has hosted fellows, externs, and interns from George Washington Law, University of Colorado Law, Howard Law, Georgetown Law, University of Texas, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Stanford, Villanova, and others.