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Category: General News, Tech & Public Policy

Title: McCourt School and nonprofit media venture partner on new fellowship program for Georgetown students

The Tech & Public Policy program (TPP) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy launched a new fellowship with Tech Policy Press, a nonprofit media venture intended to provoke new ideas, debate and discussion at the intersection of technology and democracy.  

Across the spring semester, the inaugural Tech Policy Press Fellows, Maria Fernanda Chanduví (C’24), Mateo García Silva (LLM’24) and Divya Goel (L’26), will regularly engage with Tech Policy Press staffers in support of their research and develop substantive summaries of policy findings for web publication. The Fellows’ work will include documenting regulations, legislation, litigation and other policy actions that seek to govern technology across the world. 

Meet the inaugural Tech Policy Press Fellows

Maria Fernanda Chanduví (C’24)

Maria Fernanda Chanduví (C'24) headshot
Maria Fernanda Chanduví (C’24)

Maria Fernanda Chanduví (C’24) was a litigation attorney at a law firm in her hometown of Lima, Peru, before she chose to pursue a career in communications. In 2022, she enrolled in Georgetown’s Communication, Culture, and Technology program and has since focused her research on the intersection of new technologies and social engagement. Most recently, Chanduví was a fellow at Seven Letter, a PR firm in Washington, DC, where she gained experience in public affairs and media management.  

As a Tech Policy Press Fellow, Chanduví hopes to study how new technology development affects decision-making, civic engagement and social inequalities. 

“At the end of my graduate school journey, I want to fully understand the connection between communication and multiculturalism, but also how to fight against social issues through communication technologies,” she said.

Mateo García Silva (LLM'24) headshot
Mateo García Silva (LLM’24)

Mateo García Silva (LLM’24)

Mateo García Silva (LLM’24) holds two Master of Laws degrees from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and an M.A. in human rights, democracy and globalization from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Before attending Georgetown Law, he worked as an associate at the intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications practice at Cuatrecasas, both in Spain and Portugal. 

García Silva’s current focus has largely been on technology regulation, international development and global governance. 

“Ultimately, I believe that most technological issues are global challenges,” said García Silva. “Only through a truly interdisciplinary approach and a coordinated international response can society offer effective solutions to the greatest challenges of our time, including artificial intelligence, disinformation and online privacy.” 

Divya Goel (L'26) headshotDivya Goel (L’26)

Divya Goel (L’26) is a data scientist and first-year law student interested in closing gaps in access and equity caused by technology deployment. Before attending Georgetown Law, she worked as a TechCongress fellow for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights. 

After earning a B.S. in computer science, economics and data science from MIT, Goel worked as a senior research analyst at the Brattle Group, where she helped public and private sector clients make decisions informed by complex data sources. She was also a technology policy fellow for Sequoia Capital. 

As a Tech Policy Press Fellow, Goel looks forward to exploring the interplay between technology investment strategies, anti-competitive business models and pro-consumer policy.