Betsy Cooper is a cybersecurity researcher at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Cooper came to UC Berkeley from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as an attorney advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and as a policy counselor in the Office of Policy. A graduate of Yale Law School, she previously clerked for Berkeley Law Professor and Judge William Fletcher on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Cooper worked for a decade in homeland security consulting, managing projects for Atlantic Philanthropies, the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in London, the World Bank, and a number of other think tanks. Cooper is also the author of more than 20 manuscripts and articles on U.S. and European immigration and refugee policy. In addition to her law degree, Cooper holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford University, a master’s in forced migration from Oxford University, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Keywords: cybersecurity, policy, immigration, technology, social justice,