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Sandra coordinates Free Press Action’s legislative outreach and lobbying efforts. She focuses on open-internet issues including Net Neutrality and privacy, with a focus on law enforcement’s use of surveillance technology to target protesters and communities of color. Before joining Free Press, she served as a legislative assistant in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington office, where she focused on First Amendment and privacy issues, including Net Neutrality, minority media ownership, government-spying programs, and updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Prior to that, she served as a research associate for a 2008 congressional campaign in Maryland and worked in Discovery Communications’ government-relations group. Sandra earned a degree in political science from the University of Maryland.

Expert Analysis

  • Explainer
    Net Neutrality

    The Path Forward for Net Neutrality

    May 24, 2018

    Industry lobbyists and some journalists have claimed that the bill to revive Net Neutrality is DOA in the House — but that’s simply not true.

  • Explainer

    Facial-Recognition Technology Is Racially Biased

    December 21, 2016

    While this technology potentially threatens the rights of everyone in America, a recent report uncovered damning racial biases within the systems.

  • Explainer

    Congress Needs to Stop Race-Based Surveillance

    July 18, 2016

    Using tools like facial-recognition technology, law enforcement has found increasingly stealthy and invasive ways to target groups like Black Lives Matter.