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Hibah Hussain is a policy program associate in the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. She supports OTI's mission of promoting affordable, universal, and ubiquitous communications networks by researching and analyzing technology policy issues for papers, regulatory filings. Among other topics, she focuses on the international digital media landscape and the links between policy, technology, and economic development.
Previously, Hibah worked as an account optimizer at Google, where was heavily involved with the Google Grants program and won a Google Grants Basecamp Award for her work with nonprofits. Hibah has also spent time at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the BBC’s Washington Bureau. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College, where she was heavily involved in campus radio and independent music. She also holds an M.Sc. with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science. While at LSE, she worked with POLIS, a journalism and society think tank, and was the inaugural winner of the Interaction London Research Prize, which is awarded to the LSE student with the best idea for applied new media research.