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As a technical program associate in the Open Technology Institute, Jordan McCarthy contributes technical expertise to programs aimed at making essential information technology as open, accessible, and empowering as possible for all of its users. He provides infrastructural support for OTI at large, with a particular emphasis on building sustainable technical training and documentation platforms. He also works with OTI's privacy group on several privacy and security research projects.
Jordan is concurrently pursuing a master's degree in Media Studies at Stanford University, from which he also holds a B.A. in Science, Technology and Society. He has contributed to research on electronic voting, media multitasking, trust in on-line spaces, and other issues concerning the relationship between information technology and social progressivism. He has also participated in several key technology-related political campaigns through internships with Access Now and Fight for the Future, and has over eight years of experience in systems administration in higher education and non-profit environments.