Nikki Bourassa is a Project Coordinator at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
She works on projects related to the phenomenon of harmful speech online and the effects of digital media on democracy. These projects build upon her background in international media development: she worked closely with civil society around the world to develop internet policy advocacy programs, and to implement digital security trainings for journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists. She graduated from Columbia University's Columbia College with a degree in Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species, and can describe to you in detail the controversies and consensus around human migration to the Americas, the effects of chronic cocaine use on the skull, and the politics of primates.
Nikki loves running, rowing, doing yoga, struggling through the New York Times' Thursday crossword puzzles, exploring new places, and trying new things.