Hilary Ross is the Senior Program Manager for two programs at the Berkman Klein Center, the Assembly: Disinformation Program and the Digital Pandemic Response Policy Practice.
For Assembly: Disinformation, Hilary leads the Assembly Fellowship and Assembly Student Fellowship selection, develops programming, manages partnerships, and advises student and fellow work and projects. Launched in 2017, the Assembly Program brings participants from across sectors and disciplines to explore complex technology policy problems; this year’s program focuses on disinformation. For the Digital Pandemic Response, Hilary engages with the program’s expert working group, collaborates with partner organizations, and develops educational materials on urgent policy questions around the use of digital tools and data to help attenuate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hilary holds an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she specialized in technology policy and international communication. Her master’s research analyzed potential communications regulatory models to limit the spread of false news on digital platforms.
Prior to joining the Berkman Klein Center, Hilary worked in communications at the World Resources Institute, a global research organization; managed educational programs at a branch of the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters in Boston; taught as a Fulbright Fellow in Vietnam; and was a 2017 State of the Net Fellow. She loves combining her experience and interest in tech policy, program management, and education.