Stephanie MacLellan was a senior research associate in the Global Security & Politics Program at CIGI from 2016 to 2019, specializing in digital policy and cyber security. She is currently a digital democracy fellow with the Public Policy Forum. Previously, she spent more than a decade working as an editor and reporter for newspapers such as the Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator and The Slovak Spectator, an English-language weekly based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her work has been nominated for three National Newspaper Awards. She holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University and a master’s degree in global affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs.