Co-Founder and Executive Director
A known advocate for free speech, technology activism, and security for Mexican communities, Shauna previously worked as a global security analyst, focusing on the intersections of social media, politics, and transnational crime in Mexico and Latin America. Her work in security began with a National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship to research political tolerance in Beijing. Shauna has presented her work on Mexican drug cartels and their use of social media at SXSW and the Gatlinburg Law Enforcement Conference.
Co-Founder and Deputy Director
With a background in both human rights and implementing new technology solutions. Her passion for defending human rights led her to her work as an online journalist for the Alternative Information Center, providing on-the-ground reports exposing human rights abuses in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. She is also a consultant for the Perquin Educational Opportunities Foundation supporting educational projects in El Salvador where she previously lived and worked for two years with ex-guerrilla fighters, from the country’s bloody civil war which ended in 1992, on a project aimed to preserve the historical memory of the region’s war torn past. Krystal currently splits her time between El Salvador, Guatemala, and Washington D.C.