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Policy and Research Assistant, Cybersecurity and Democracy at the Ryerson Leadership Lab, Toronto Metropolitan University

Stephanie is a researcher and policy analyst examining public policy and human rights issues related to digital technologies. Stephanie has contributed research and policy analysis at the Cybersecure Policy Exchange, Citizen Lab, Amnesty International Canada, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), Global Affairs Canada's Digital Inclusion Lab, and more. Her research contributions include "See Something, Say Something: Coordinating the Disclosure of Security Vulnerabilities in Canada" (Cybersecure Policy Exchange 2021), "Private Messages, Public Harms: Disinformation and Online Harms on Private Messaging Platforms in Canada" (Cybersecure Policy Exchange 2021), "Unmasked: COVID-KAYA and the Exposure of Healthcare Worker Data in the Philippines" (Citizen Lab 2020), and "Unmasked II: An Analysis of Indonesia and the Philippines’ Government-launched COVID-19 Apps" (Citizen Lab 2020).

She is a trained computer programmer, having earned a Diploma in Computer Programming from Seneca College. She also holds a dual degree Master of Public Policy (Digital, New Technology and Public Affairs Policy stream) from Sciences Po in Paris, and a Master of Global Affairs from the University of Toronto. She earned her BA degree from the University of Toronto specializing in Peace, Conflict and Justice.


  • 2021–present
    Policy and Research Assistant, Cybersecurity and Democracy, Ryerson Leadership Lab