Kathryn Taylor is currently a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow with the Cyber Policy Initiative and the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research explores the implications of technological advancements for global security. She is particularly interested in developments in international cyber norms, data security and privacy, and algorithmic decision-making.
Kathryn graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 2017 with a double major in International Studies and Computer Science. Her honors thesis, “ICANN See Clearly Now: The Political Economy of Internet Governance,” examined the political factors that shaped the creation and evolution of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Following graduation, Kathryn spent the summer as a researcher with the Harvard Privacy Tools Project. There, she primarily conducted UI/UX experiments for PSI, a differentially private data sharing interface, while also contributing to work by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society to bridge legal and technical definitions of privacy.
In 2016, Kathryn worked as an intern for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. The year before, she was a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law, Politics, and Economics at Emory and an Advocacy Intern with the Transportation and Telecommunications Practice at McBee Strategic Consulting (now Signal Group). She spent the summer of 2014 in Trujillo, Peru, serving as the Lead Intern for a community development project by MOCHE, Inc., an archaeological NGO.