Anabelle Torek joined Knight Foundation in February 2022.

An attorney and technologist with a public interest background, Torek specializes in First Amendment scholarship and research at the intersection of law, policy and technology. Prior to joining Knight, she served as a legal fellow for the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, where she assisted consultation on cyberharassment legislation and advised companies and social media platforms on their privacy, hate speech and misinformation policies.

In addition to her programmatic work as Officer/Media and Democracy, Torek serves on Knight’s DEI committee, a role to which she brings experience as an IBIS mentor to LGBTQ+ students at the University of Miami and an advisory board member of WAYE Talks, an organization dedicated to educating young professionals on ethics and diversity in tech. In 2022, she was selected as one of Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow. Most recently, she was elected to the board of the Miami Design Preservation League, where she serves as development committee chair.

Torek holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida International University, from which she graduated with honors, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where she studied as a Dean’s Merit Scholar.