Fritz Family Fellows Program
The Fritz Family Fellows Program is a joint effort among Georgetown’s three campuses and nine schools to harness technology for the betterment of humanity. The fellowship program aims to cultivate the next generation of leaders with expertise in the social impacts of technology, and build a network of public interest technologists who learn from and support each other’s work.
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2020 Summer Fellows
Ph.D. Fritz Family Fellow
Jason studies ethics as a doctoral student in the philosophy department at Georgetown. Jason holds a B.A. in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University. His Ph.D. dissertation argues that traditional theories concerning the foundations of ethics ought to take more seriously the ways in which those foundations are inextricably social. As a Fritz Fellow, he will be looking at foundational values underlying research ethics that are challenged by the granular, real-world context of research using social media and other organic data. Outside of philosophy, Jason is an avid hiker and amateur botanist. Some of his favorite memories were formed at Nature Camp in Virginia, where he served as an instructor for six years, and on the Appalachian Trail, which he thru-hiked in 2012.
Obinna (Obi) Iloani
Law Fritz Family Fellow
Obi is a first-year law student at Georgetown. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in Political Science, he had the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill. There he worked directly with Congressman Gene Green’s Communications Director where he developed an interest in technology policy. After graduating, Obi worked at CS Disco, a legal technology start-up, and then as a litigation paralegal in his hometown, before deciding to apply to The Georgetown University Law Center and the Tech Scholars Program. Obi is spending the summer conducting independent research concerning the applications of facial recognition software and its use on public transportation.
Romina Montellano Morales
Law Fritz Family Fellow
Romina grew up in Austin, Texas. In 2018 she graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Sociology and Humanities. Romina is currently a rising 3L at the Georgetown University Law Center. Her hobbies include cooking, ballet, and caring for her plants. Romina is spending her summer working with The Center on Privacy and Technology and The Institute for Technology Law and Policy to conduct research and analysis regarding the use of surveillance and data-sharing in immigration enforcement.
Professional Fritz Family Fellow
Wyatt Hoffman is a Research Fellow with the CyberAI Project at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). As a Fritz Fellow, Wyatt explores the implications of artificial intelligence (namely, machine learning) for international competition and conflict in cyberspace. At the intersection of computer science and geopolitics, Wyatt’s research takes an interdisciplinary approach and attempts to forecast the impacts of machine learning on cyber operations. His work aims to help policymakers understand and manage the risks of cyber conflict and promote the stability and security of cyberspace.
Previously, Wyatt was a senior research analyst with the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his work focused on cyber strategy, the role of the private sector in cybersecurity, and the intersection of nuclear weapons and cybersecurity. Wyatt holds an M.A. in War Studies from King’s College London, where he was a Rotary Global Grant Scholar in Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution. He earned a B.A. in political science from Truman State University.
Undergraduate Fritz Family Fellow
Adam is a Georgetown University senior studying government and statistics. A passionate believer in the positive power of politics, he works for FairVote, spent his 2019 summer in Iowa as an organizing fellow for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, and is the research director, editor, and co-host of the Fly on the Wall podcast (GU Politics’ entirely student-run podcast). In his free time, you can find Adam debating the specifics of policy with his friends or fruitlessly cheering on his beloved New York Knicks.
As a Fritz Fellow, Adam works with The Massive Data Institute (MDI), GU Politics, and The Computer Science Department to analyze social and digital media related to the 2020 presidential campaign. The purpose of this work is to enrich the public dialogue about the campaign and to develop analytics that will be useful to scholars producing peer-reviewed research on election outcomes.