Oumou Ly is a nonresident fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab. Ly is also Senior Advisor for Technology and Ecosystem Security at the White House and a resident fellow at the Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, where she studies and develops programming around a cross-section of complex cybersecurity and internet governance issues, including disinformation. She hosts a web series titled The Breakdown, regularly provides media commentary on these issues, and has published in The Hill.
Prior to joining the Berkman Klein Center , Oumou was an aide on Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer’s national security team, where she advised on the defense budget and industrial base issues, as well as homeland security policy. Oumou holds an MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Oumou is a security fellow with the Truman National Security Project.