Fellowships | Awards


Meet the Fellows

Fellows by Year

PhD Candidate at the University of Washington. Analyze the AI/ML infrastructures and technologies in global agriculture. My goal is to ensure that AI systems in agriculture prioritize sustainable development

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

San Francisco, California

An artist/technologist who empowers people to leverage bleeding edge technology to effect positive change in the world.

Aurum Linh

New York, New York, USA

Aurum is a technologist and product developer working at the intersection of human rights and the digital ecosystem at DFF.

Caleb kibet

Nairobi, Kenya

I am a 19/20 Mozilla Fellow, MozFest 2021 Openness Wangler, interested in teaching, open science, reproducibility, and community building.

Daniel Leufer

Brussels, Belgium

Researcher and policy analyst investigating how AI is impacting human rights and political decision making. PhD in Philosophy from KU Leuven

Deborah Raji

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mozilla fellow hoping to re-imagine algorithmic auditing & evaluation practice in order to hold those that deploy AI systems accountable.

Mozilla Fellow and Mozfest Wrangler. working towards law and policy for a just, democratic and equitable AI.

Emmi is developing technical and political tools to combat the next generation of fascism and disinfo online. PhD student and activist.

Fieke Jansen


Researcher and practioner currently examining responsible AI practices for public institutions and citizens’ resistance to AI

Mozilla Fellow. Francesco is the Director of the "Institute of Future and Innovation Studies" at John Cabot University.

Frederike Kaltheuner

London, United Kingdom

Frederike is a tech policy fellow. Before joining Mozilla, Frederike was Director of Program at Privacy International in London.

Harriet Kingaby

London, UK

Former Mozilla Fellow working on the unintended consequences of AI enhanced advertising. Chair of The Conscious Advertising Network.

Irene will embed at OSOC and build community networks that connect the unconnected in rural Kenya, by providing affordable internet and sustainable infrastructure

Jonathan McCully

London, United Kingdom

Legal Adviser to the Digital Freedom Fund, with experience working on strategic litigation before international, regional & domestic courts.

Joshua Meyer


Josh is a Mozilla Fellow who likes voice technology and democratizing it.

Karolina Iwańska

Warsaw, Poland

Mozilla Policy Fellow working on privacy-friendly criteria for online ads. She also works as a lawyer at Warsaw-based Panoptykon Foundation.

Kostas Stathoulopoulos

London, United Kingdom

I work at the intersection of machine learning, economics and policy-making, developing tools that help people take evidence-based decisions

Leil Zahra

Berlin, Germany

Trans-feminist queer filmmaker & researcher on content take-down in NAWA region, & on agreements between governments and platforms.

Matogoro Jabera

Dodoma, Tanzania

Open Internet Engineer Fellow, Matogoro is working towards connecting the unconnected population using television white space technology

Awal is committed to improving the security and trustworthiness of the global internet routing infrastructure.


São Paulo, SP, Brasil

technologist and researcher working to strengthen safe and sustainable practices for privacy and security online, and access to information.

Oleg Zhilin

Ottawa, Canada

computer scientist / data analyst working with the Digital Democracy Project to study the media ecosystem during the Canada's election

Petra Molnar

Toronto, Canada; Athens, Greece

Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist working on new technologies that manage migration, investigating impacts of AI and surveillance.

Piers Gooding

Melbourne, Australia

Dr Piers Gooding is a Mozilla Open Science Fellow '19-20, & Research Fellow at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute & Melbourne Law School

Seun Ojedeji

Ekiti, Nigeria

A Network Engineer with extensive experience and management skills.He contributes to Internet and FOSS development in his region and globaly


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Mozilla Awards Directory

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Check out the winning projects from our Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (NSF-WINS) Challenges — an audacious competition to connect millions of unconnected Americans after disasters or in communities lacking reliable internet access.

Creative Media Awards

The Creative Media Awards are Mozilla-funded digital art projects. We fund these innovative projects to help people make sense of the challenges technology brings us face-to-face each day.


The Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program funds technologies in the open-source and free software movement that align with Mozilla’s mission and advance internet health.

What is the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund?

The Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund provided grant funding in select U.S. communities from 2014-2017 to support pilot tests of gigabit technologies (virtual reality, 4K video, artificial intelligence) and their related curricula. In so doing, our goal was to increase participation in technology innovation in support of a healthy Internet where all people are empowered, safe, and independent online.

Gigabit Project Portfolio

Learn more about projects that are transforming education through gigabit technology.

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