Andrea O’Sullivan was an undergrad at Florida State University when the financial crisis of 2008 hit and she felt compelled to study economics. Around the same time, she began dabbling in bitcoin and learned so much about encryption and online privacy that when she landed at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center a few years later, she was “fast tracked” into the tech policy arena.
Today, she lives in Pensacola with her husband and three children and heads the Center for Technology and Innovation at the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, where she writes and speaks about emerging technologies, cryptocurrency, surveillance and related issues.
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