Empathetic and always learning. Cares a lot about tech and the people using it.

Emma Weil is a Policy Analyst at Upturn. At Upturn, Emma’s research currently focuses on issues in public benefits modernization and law enforcement use of technology. Emma uses their background in computer science to help analyze the disparate impact of new technologies, paying close attention to the vulnerable communities often left out of the design processes. Before coming to D.C., Emma interned at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, researching and writing about Internet of Things surveillance for the Berklett Cybersecurity project.

Emma has a B.A. in computer science from Harvard University, where they focused on systems engineering as well as the history of technology. Outside the office, they can frequently be found biking or at a punk concert.