Dr. Rachel Gillum a nonresident fellow the Digital Forensic Research Lab and a leader with experience driving strategic initiatives and solutions to address complex geopolitical challenges within the U.S. government, multinational corporations, and academia.

Rachel is an affiliated scholar at Stanford University and the author of several academic works including her book, Muslims in a Post-9/11 America: A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs and Their Implications for U.S. National Security Policy, which explores how government counterterrorism and surveillance policies can become counterproductive to national security.

Rachel also leads the global policy team within the Office of Ethical & Humane Use of Technology at Salesforce where she and her colleagues work to put ethics and privacy at the center of product design and product use policies in order to make sure Salesforce technologies, including AI, are not used for harm and uphold basic human rights.

Rachel previously worked alongside former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as a Senior Director at RiceHadleyGates LLC, where she and her team assisted CEOs and senior executives at major tech companies in meeting key strategic and geopolitical challenges. Prior to that, Rachel worked as an intelligence analyst.

Rachel is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-Director of Truman’s diversity initiative, aimed at supporting and advancing underrepresented minorities in the international security profession. Rachel received her doctorate and master’s degrees from Stanford University and her bachelors at the University of Washington in Seattle.