Class of 2021 Fellows

Justin Bryant

Justin Bryant is an Associate Attorney at Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe in the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice group. He focuses on the intersection of law, policy, and technology in a global context.

He has worked at Microsoft in Beijing and San Francisco on projects concerning cybersecurity, government relations, and civic uses of technology. He has partnered with organizations in Johannesburg and Washington, D.C. to build digital tools that facilitate access to data

protection and international economic laws. He has also worked at a Vault 50 law firm, the World Economic Forum Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He currently serves as Operations Lead and Treasurer on the board of People-Centered Internet, a nonprofit working to ensure that the Internet serves to improve the lives and well-being of people around the world.

Justin holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, an MSc in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University—where he was a Schwarzman Scholar, an LL.M in European and International Business Law from the University of Vienna, a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He was selected as a Salzburg-Cutler Fellow in International Law and Public Service for his research on digital rights and data protection in Africa and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional- Europe (CIPP-E).

Natalie Mauney, Program Manager, Privacy, Workday, Inc.

As Program Manager, Privacy at Workday, Natalie implements privacy in customer deals, marketing, and product development. Previously, she spent four years on Workday’s government affairs team, where she lobbied tech policy issues at the state, federal, and international levels. After cultivating relationships with key US House and Senate offices, she secured inclusion of Workday-supported language directing a federal agency to develop an ethical artificial intelligence framework in The William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law in 2021. Natalie graduated from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy Studies.

Swathi Ramprasad 

Swathi graduated from Duke in 2021 with a double major in Computer Science and Public Policy. While at Duke, she was part of the Cyber Policy research team, where she founded and led the CyberPolicy and Gender Violence initiative. She completed a thesis evaluation algorithmic risk assessment in the Durham County court system, and she spent much of her time at Duke working on issues of technology and its impact on the social sector. Swathi will be studying for her Masters of Public Policy at Oxford.

Justin Sherman

Justin Sherman is a Cyber Policy Fellow at the Duke Tech Policy Lab, where he directs the data brokerage research for Duke’s Privacy and Democracy Project. He is also a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, a research fellow at the Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law, and a contributor at WIRED Magazine. Previously, he was a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America and a fellow at Duke Law School’s Center on Law & Technology, and co-founded Ethical Tech at Duke University. He has written for The AtlanticThe DiplomatForeign PolicyThe GuardianThe National InterestSlate Magazine, and The Washington Post and briefed a range of audiences on technology issues. He is currently earning his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and he earned his B.S. in Computer Science and his B.A. in Political Science from Duke.

Jaymi Thibault

Jaymi Thibault graduated from Sanford’s Master of Public Policy program in 2021. While at Duke, Thibault studied data governance with a particular focus on health data. She spent her summer internship examining state-level efforts to expand access to telehealth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Spring 2021, Thibault interned with the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) to evaluate the privacy and security implications of COVID-19 contact tracing in various countries. Thibault also considers herself an advocate for federal privacy legislation, and wrote her master’s project on how a law similar to the GDPR could impact small and mid-size enterprises in the US.

In May, Thibault will be starting a new role as a legislative research analyst for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. She hopes to use this role to advocate for policies that promote access to technology and protect consumer privacy.