Abby Lemert

Purdue University

Abby Lemert is from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Purdue University, with a degree in Global Security Engineering. At Purdue, she is a Beering Scholar, a leader in the Purdue Cru movement, and a founding member of Purdue Immigrant Allies. Through internships with Booz Allen Hamilton, the National Security Agency, National Defense University, and the Department of State, Abby has developed a concern for the ways surveillance technology could be misused by authoritarian regimes to suppress dissent or abuse human rights. Abby hopes to become an international lawyer to help establish international laws and norms protecting all persons’ fundamental freedoms in cyberspace. As a Marshall Scholar, she will pursue an MSc in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Intelligence & International Security from King’s College London.