Past IGF Ambassadors

As a Head of Computer Education and Instructional Technology department at Firat University, Dr. Atici has over ten years of management and teaching experience in Turkey. He has assumed the responsibilities of teaching and researches at the university level, international project management and consulting. He has taught several courses related with pedagogy and computer at the university level. He speaks… Read more

Maria Casey is a 22 year old scholar, who has recently graduated with a B.Sc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, Ireland and is about to commence with a Masters of Eng. in Information and Network Security. She has previously worked with the Information Systems department of Boston Scientific, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of medical devices which… Read more

Vanessa Copetti Cravo works as a telecommunication regulation expert at the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), in the regional office located at Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, since 2005, after graduating from Law School at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul State (UFRGS). In 2008 she finished a Public Law Specialization and she began her studies in… Read more

Andrew Cushen is a New Zealander, and is employed as Senior Public Policy Advisor at Vodafone New Zealand. He is also a Director of the Internet Service Provider Association of New Zealand (ISPANZ) and a member of InternetNZ. Andrew has over five years experience in telecommunications, working across customer service; commercial procurement; strategic development; industry relations; and public policy. He… Read more

Dmitry Epstein is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. He holds a BA in Economics from Tel-Aviv University and an MA in Comparative Media Studies from Ben-Gurion University. In addition, Dmitry has worked as a Research Assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and as a Research Fellow at the… Read more

Liberia Chapter of the Internet Society Member of the International Association of Business Communicators Alumni at Diplofoundation Foundation Two times Fellow at Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Read more

Tracy Hackshaw is Vice Chair of the Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter. He is a graduate of the DiploFoundation's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme in 2008 and is now a member of their Research & Teaching Faculty. Tracy participated in the ICANN Fellowship Program at the Sydney and Seoul Meetings in 2009, at Catagena in 2010 and at Prague… Read more

GRACE L N Mutung'u (Bomu) is a young Kenyan ICT lawyer. She works for a theatre company, Fanartics Limited as a public relations, communications and legal officer. Since 2005 she has served as the secretary of the Kenya ICT Consumers Association which is an organisation advocating for consumer empowerment in the ICT sector. She is a Diplo 2009 Internet Governance… Read more

Maria Dolores Puy is a lawyer and civil-law or latin notary, who currently serves as contracts record holder in the city of Esperanza, Argentina. As public officer her role is to provide advice and also draft, authenticate and register legal instruments. Her first approach to computer law and Internet infrastructure was during her undergraduate studies, having deepened his internalization about… Read more

Siranush Vardanyan current position is Program Development Manager at Habitat for Humanity Armenia (HFHA). Siranush has more than fifteen years experience in working with international organizations. Before joining HFHA team, from 2000-2008 Siranush worked for Project Harmony Armenia first as an Outreach Manager and then as a Program Manager for the Armenia School Connectivity Program. Siranush has the extensive managerial,… Read more

Cristos Velasco is a Mexican attorney with practical experience in the fields of international trade, telecommunications and technology law. He was the co-founder of a Graduate Diploma Course on Legal Aspects of Information Technologies at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in 2002 where he has lectured in the areas of Internet regulation, e-commerce, privacy, data protection and cybercrime law… Read more

Arnoud van Wijk earned a Masters degree in biochemistry, studying at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in the Netherlands. After working for four years at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, USA, he moved into the ICT field leaving the Biomedical research behind. In 2000, he started working for Ericsson in the Netherlands. From 2003 until 2005, he joined the Dutch… Read more

Ceren Ünal

Former Regional Policy Manager - Europe

Ceren Ünal was the Regional Policy Manager - Europe from 2017 to 2020. Read more