Analogue leadership in a digital world

Ella Shoup
Newspeak Fellows and Scholars
2023 - 2024

Ella is a recent graduate of University College London’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy department, where she completed a Master’s in Public Administration in Digital Technology Policy. Her experience in technology policy is driven by an interest in responsible technology development and its alignment with human rights. Before pursuing her master’s degree, Ella worked in the digital rights and internet freedom field. Her work spanned a range of projects, including hate speech and disinformation tracking, open-source security tools, and anti-censorship technology. During this time, Ella led a report on the online persecution of Filipino activists, a project that gained recognition among human rights groups and the media in the Philippines.

Her recent collaboration involved co-writing a report for the Internet Society, focusing on the commercial drivers of Internet fragmentation. Ella seeks to further her career by serving as a bridge between technical communities and policymakers.

Originally from the Washington, DC area, she spent a large part of her life in Southern Africa. She studied political and social thought at the University of Virginia.