Sarah Myers West is a doctoral student and the Wallis Annenberg Graduate Research Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, focusing her work on information controls and Internet governance. She received her B.A. with Distinction in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and Masters in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California where she was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow.

Her ongoing research centers on the role of technology companies in governing speech and new formations of networked “public” spaces. In addition, she studies international policymaking and activism around privacy, security, and freedom of expression. She is an affiliate researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a Cybersecurity Fellow at the New America Foundation, the managing editor for Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report, and worked as a Google Policy Fellow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the summer of 2015.