Ronit Langer is a Scoville Fellow working with Michael Nelson in the Cyber Policy Initiative of the Technology and International Affairs Program. Her work focuses on the intersection of biotech and cyber security policy. She is particularly interested in the cyber security practices of DNA screening companies, such as 23&Me, as well as the safety and security of biometric data.
Ronit has a bachelors from MIT in computer science, where she worked on numerous projects in the healthcare space. She has done extensive research for iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine), an international synthetic biology competition, and currently serves as their North American ambassador. She has also represented iGEM as a delegate at the Biological Weapons Convention and the Geneva Disarmament Platform.