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iKeepSafe Fellows and Interns 2016


Grace Kennedy, Public Relations Intern

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Grace Kennedy is a junior at Stanford University studying Science, Technology, and Society concentrating in Policy, Security, and Technology. She is from Newport Beach, Southern California and is the youngest of three children. She used to play volleyball at Stanford, but recently retired. In her spare time she likes to go for hikes and also likes to the beach, as well as play with her dogs. Grace’s interests include learning about the United State’s national security defense policies and learning about nuclear weapons. Her favorite class at Stanford has been Political Science 114s: International Security in a Changing World. Grace is a very enthusiastic and outgoing person and is obsessed with Game of Thrones and could talk about it for hours on end!

Jessica Mendoza, Google Policy Fellow


Jessica completed her undergraduate at California State University, Dominguez Hills with a BA in Psychology. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa where she carries out research related to the impact of technology on cognitive processes. She will be interning for the summer by contributing to the development of education and research initiatives for iKeepSafe’s privacy programs. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading books, learning new languages, and spending time outdoors with her dog.


Jacqueline Nicholas, Policy Fellow


Jacqueline graduated from Princeton University in 2015, receiving her degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She also graduated with minors in Global Health and Health Policy and Arabic Language and Culture. As she studied on the pre-medical track, she plans to attend medical school in the near future. Currently, Jacqueline is an iKeepSafe Policy Fellow working from Connecticut. In the past, she has worked as an academic researcher and has also taught English as a second language in Spain. She spent the summer of 2014 conducting research on the adherence to HIV treatment in Guatemala, using her findings to write her senior thesis. Jacqueline has experience shadowing a variety of surgeons and has interned in hospitals and medical offices helping with patient care and with translations.


Carlene Liriano, Education Fellow

Carlene Liriano is currently an Education Technology Fellow based in New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in Computer Science and Economics. Formerly a Vice President in Sales and Research Technology at Bank of America, she is now transitioning into a career in the Non-profit and Education Technology Space. Outside of work, Carlene is Project Leader for New York Cares focusing on Adult Education and is also a Spanish translator for two Non-profit organizations based in Spain and Peru. Carlene will be joining the Yale School of Management as a member of the Class of 2018 in August.


Crista Hill, Fellow


Recently graduating from Brigham Young University with an MBA, Crista brings professional experience to help iKeepSafe bring its privacy assessment materials to a broader market. Previously, Crista has worked at Goldman Sachs,, and American West Bank. She also has experience in education working as an elementary school teacher and working in a school district business office. When not working, Crista can be found climbing at a local rock gym, enjoying a hike in the mountains, or reading a good book.

Source: iKeepSafe