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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 consulted on legislative drafting and advised social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Spotify on their cyber-harassment, hate speech and misinformation policies.

A champion of community engagement, Torek serves as a WAYE advisory board member, where she educates young professionals on ethics and diversity in tech, and an IBIS mentor to LGBTQ+ university students.

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.