Victoria Baranetsky was the first staff member on the West Coast for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press where she worked on matters involving the intersection of technology and media law, access to government data, and government surveillance. She previously worked at the Wikimedia Foundation on trademark and First Amendment issues, including the Foundation’s transfer to HTTPS. Baranetsky also served as the First Amendment Fellow at the New York Times and clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Pooler of the Second Circuit. Baranetsky holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and a graduate degree from Columbia’s Journalism School. She graduated from Harvard Law School and later received Harvard’s Sheldon Fellowship to attend Oxford University. Baranetsky has written for several academic publications about the First Amendment, including the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and Pace Law Review. In addition, she is a member Society of Professional Journalists’ Chapter of Northern California and an affiliate of Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.