Alyssa Kann was a research associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab based in Washington, DC. Her work on influence operations and disinformation has been cited by CBS News, CNN, the Washington Post, CyberScoop, and more.

Kann previously worked in an academic lab studying extremism, where she specialized in social network analysis. She earned her BA at Brandeis University on a merit scholarship, where she graduated magna cum laude studying international politics, economics, and environmental studies. For her senior honors thesis, she analyzed meme campaigns targeting presidential candidates. While an undergraduate, she was a publications assistant for a social-justice festival, as well as a teaching assistant for environmental science and diplomacy classes.