Kaitlyn Rentala is a Research and Program Associate in the Liberty & National Security Program. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, she was a Fulbright Schuman Scholar to the European Union based in the Netherlands where her research examined the influence of big tech companies on EU citizens using a political philosophy lens.
Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics. During her time at Penn, Kaitlyn’s research into a Rawlsian framework of big tech companies was supported by the Andrea Mitchell Research Fellowship and the Ruth Marcus Kantor Research Grant. She previously interned in the tech policy space at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and New America. In addition, Kaitlyn is the author of The Public Sector Pivot: How Gen Z Will Lead a Renaissance in Public Service, a book about improving the public sector pipeline for college students and has consulted for a number of organizations including the Department of Defense and The Volcker Alliance.