Heather West

Senior Policy Manager, Americas Principal, Mozilla

Heather West works on policy for the digital age at Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser. At the intersection of public policy and technology, she is a policy-to-tech translator, product consultant and long-term Internet strategist. She helped found the public policy team at CloudFlare (a website performance and security company), served as privacy and security issue expert for Google’s policy team, and started her career working on privacy and identity management at the Center for Democracy and Technology. She holds a dual B.A. in computer science and cognitive science from Wellesley College and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). She is recognized as a Christian Science Monitor Passcode Influencer and a member of the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Law and Policy.