Lama Mohammed is a Tech Policy Fellow/Researcher at NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics.
Before joining CSMaP, Lama was a Senior Associate at the Glen Echo Group — a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs and relations firm specializing in technology policy. Lama worked on policy and communications for nonprofit organizations operating within the artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and privacy spaces. Before joining the Glen Echo Group full-time, Lama served as the firm's Fellow, building upon her previous cybersecurity policy experience with D.C. government relations firms and the United Nations.
Lama is also an active member of the technology policy and socially responsible technology space, as she has contributed to university research on the intersections of policy, law, and technology, published podcasts on creating an inclusive Internet, and won second place in the Internet Law & Policy Foundry’s first Policy Hackathon advocating for equitable solutions to bring broadband access to the incarcerated community.
In addition to her role at the CSMaP, Lama is an Affiliate at All Tech Is Human, where she has co-authored reports on AI and human rights, building a better tech future, and technology and democracy. Lama is also a Senior Fellow and the New York Regional Chair at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry, where she manages the organization's social media accounts, designs the graphics, and is a frequent host and moderator on Foundry podcast episodes and webinars.
As an emerging voice in the technology policy community, Lama has spoken at a variety of conferences and panels, including the 2023 IAPP Global Privacy Summit, where she highlighted the privacy issues unique to the youth generation. Lama has also facilitated a security training on AI and currently coaches students about starting a career in responsible technology and cybersecurity.
Lama graduated with Latin Honors from the American University’s Honors Program and School of Public Affairs with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and minors in Computer Science and Information Systems and Technology in the spring of 2021.