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Ryan Polk

Ryan Polk

Senior Policy Advisor

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Biography

Ryan Polk is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Internet Society, where he is primarily focused on issues related to Internet trust. In this capacity, Ryan contributes to the development and implementation of the Internet Society’s policy agenda on key Internet trust and security topics, including encryption and anti-spam measures.

Prior to joining the Internet Society in this role, Ryan was a Research Project Assistant who worked closely with both the Global Engagement and Public Policy teams to accomplish their goals.

Ryan holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Ryan is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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