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Cameron Hickey

Director

Cameron leads an effort to develop methodologies and tools for collecting and analyzing data to increase transparency about how large digital platforms impact society.

Hickey was formerly a research fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. As a fellow, he investigated the spread of mis- and dis-information on social media through the development of tools to identify and analyze problematic content. Hickey helped lead the Shorenstein Center’s Information Disorder Lab which monitored disinformation during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.

Previously, Hickey covered science and technology for the PBS NewsHour and NOVA with correspondent Miles O’Brien. Hickey has won a News and Documentary Emmy Award and a Newhouse Mirror Award for his journalism and was also a Knight Foundation Prototype Grantee for his junk news monitoring tool NewsTracker, and won a 2019 Brown Institute Magic Grant to investigate inauthentic activity on social media. His work has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, NOVA, Bill Moyers, American Experience, WNET, and The New York Times.

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Kaitlyn Dowling

Senior Analyst

Kaitlyn’s background in digital communications includes serving as the Senior Editor in the Information Disorder Lab, housed in the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In this role, she managed a team of researchers investigating and reporting out on political mis- and disinformation spreading on the social web leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. Kaitlyn has also worked with a variety of organizations in executing their communications strategies, including Harvard Law School and as Content Director of Women Online, a boutique digital PR and marketing firm. Her clients have included Obama for America 2012, Priorities USA, HSBC, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Kaitlyn graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in political science from the University of New Hampshire. 

Myra Miranda

Partnerships Manager

Miranda works with advocacy organizations and non-profit health care providers to build collaboration around monitoring misinformation as part of the Civic Listening Corps. Miranda is the former California Civic Engagement Manager with NALEO Educational Fund, spearheading census, elections and COVID-19 campaigns to empower Latino communities. Previously, Myra assisted and led federal, state and local campaigns in key races since 2016. Additionally, she served as the California Organizing Director with NextGen America, where she had the opportunity to launch the largest youth voter engagement in the state and register thousands of new voters.

John Schmidt

Engagement Coordinator

Prior to his start at ATI John was a member of the staff of the Stopping Cyber Suppression program at Common Cause, where he trained volunteer social media monitors to identify democracy disinformation in their online networks and beyond, as well as how to use their personal social media platform to push back on disinformation narratives without amplifying them. 

John graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science with a Public Policy Focus. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stacey Meadows

Senior Project Manager

Stacey manages the development and delivery of current projects where the goal is to bring greater transparency to the digital platforms that impact our shared civic discourse.  Stacey comes from a decade of non-profit donor relations experience supporting some of the nation’s leading organizations. Most recently, she managed a communications program to scale a hyper-local initiative leveraging community-led programs to improve vaccine access and accurate information.  In 2017 she received her Master of Arts in Communications from Johns Hopkins University.