Andrew Young is the GovLab’s Associate Director of Research. He earned his Master’s degree in the Media, Culture and Communication department of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, with a focus on Technology and Society. In addition to open governance, his research interests include privacy, Internet activism, values in design and the ethical implications of the use of new technologies in politics. His Master’s thesis explored the largely unexamined use of data-tracking technologies on congressional campaign websites to inform microtargeting efforts, and won the department’s Outstanding Thesis Award. Before arriving at the GovLab, Andrew worked with Chief of Research Stefaan Verhulst at the Markle Foundation, where his research centered on the use of technology to bolster economic security. Prior to his graduate work at NYU, Andrew attended Pennsylvania State University, where he studied English and Communications. He also spent two semesters at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He can be found on Twitter at @AndrewYoungNYC.