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Anna Higgins

Anna Higgins

Project Coordinator, Strong Internet

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Biography

Anna Higgins is a Project Coordinator, Strong Internet at the Internet Society. In her role, she works on issues such as encryption, competition, and security. She was previously a Research Analyst for the North America Regional Bureau of the Internet Society, where she researched, supported, and advocated for the Internet Society’s policy positions on privacy, security, and access issues — particularly for Tribal and Indigenous communities. Anna also previously worked at Next Century Cities — where she researched and created resources on broadband access issues for cities, towns, and counties — and ICANNWiki, where she developed content on ICANN and its domain-naming processes. She has been involved with the Internet Governance Forum USA for the past two years.

Anna earned her master of public policy and bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Media Studies from the University of Virginia. Her master’s thesis focused on public-private partnership models for a municipal government looking to deploy a publicly-owned network.

Anna also speaks Spanish and loves to travel, run, and go thrift shopping in her free time. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Latest posts

Owning Your Keys: The Technical and Human Side of Encryption Thumbnail
Encryption 5 November 2019

Owning Your Keys: The Technical and Human Side of Encryption

Ever wonder if your next doctor’s appointment will result in jail time? Luckily most of us never have to...

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Internet Governance 16 August 2019

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance

As we work to foster the multistakeholder model in Internet governance, we must include the voices of youth. They’ve...

Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020 Thumbnail
Growing the Internet 14 August 2019

Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020

What benefits can Internet connectivity bring to Tribal and Indigenous communities – especially when it comes to language and...

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