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Preston Rhea is a field analyst for the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, having joined the Initiative as an intern. He supports OTI's mission of digital justice for its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program work with research, analysis, writing and program assistance. Preston also researches and writes on community-based communications and technology activism.
Before joining the New America Foundation, Preston spent a year in Beijing, China working for an internet content delivery network. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a Spanish minor and an International Plan certificate. Preston also studied electrical engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Valencia, Spain, and spent five years in several countries working with the global student-run organization AIESEC.