Kristen Nyman is an associate fellow on R Street’s National Security and Cybersecurity team. She focuses her research and writing on the security implications of various technologies and technological implementations, including encryption, election infrastructure and data privacy.
Prior to joining R Street, Kristen served as a legislative assistant for Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa), managing issue areas including technology and judiciary policy. Prior to that, she worked as a legislative assistant for Florida’s 118th House District, where she focused on state-level technology security issues.
Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from Florida International University’s Green School of International and Public Affairs. She also holds a master’s degree in security studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
She resides in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
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