IST Announces New Personnel, New Initiative

By Andrew Facini on November 1, 2021

In a continuation of our rapid growth, IST is extremely excited to announce the hiring of Megan Stifel as our Chief Strategy Officer, and the addition of Yaël Eisenstat to co-lead our new Digitally Influenced Democracy Initiative (DIDI).

Megan comes to us with years of experience pioneering international cyber policy in government, and most recently as Global Policy Officer and Capacity & Resilience Program Director at the Global Cyber Alliance. She will work closely with our CEO to shape and guide IST’s strategic development, as well as head up our cyber program and greatly expand our capacity in that realm.

Yaël will be the Co-Lead on DIDI, an exciting new initiative which will investigate how digital systems affect human cognition, and what those effects mean for democracy.

We are also thrilled to welcome Zoë Brammer and Lauren Pompey as full-time staffers to expand our capacities in cyber and information security. Zoë received BAs in international relations and economics from Clark University this May, and Lauren comes to us from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling with a background in strategic planning and emerging security threats.

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