Cathleen Berger currently works with Mozilla where she is leading their strategic engagement with Global Internet Fora. In this position she is in charge of identifying emerging trends around privacy and security, digital inclusion and literacy, openness and decentralisation in order to remain aware and ahead of global tech policy developments.
Prior to this role, she worked within the International Cyber Policy Coordination Staff at the German Foreign Office, where she was tasked with devising strategies for internet governance, promoting human rights and freedom online, and drafting policy concepts for capacity building and digital development. Before joining the Foreign Office, she worked as a research assistant with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), examining practices of data exchange in the EU, and as a visiting lecturer at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Cathleen was also a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights (CIHR), an associate at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (snv) and a Global Governance Futures fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi).