Hilary Ross is a Senior Program Manager at the Berkman Klein Center, where she leads strategic programming for the center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media.
Previously, she led the Assembly program, including managing professional and student fellowships, engaging with peer institutions, and advising student and fellow projects and research. She also previously managed the Digital Pandemic Response Policy Practice and has contributed to a variety of other initiatives across the center.
Hilary’s work focuses on information quality, disinformation, the future of news, and governance of speech online. She’s also particularly interested in applying effective management practices and experimental pedagogies, and bridging practitioner and research communities.
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. In 2021, she was a tech policy accelerator fellow with the Day One Project, an initiative of the Federation for American Scientists. She loves combining her experience and interest in tech policy, program management, and education.