Mallory Knodel

Senior technical coordinator

Areas of expertise


Mallory integrates a human rights, people-centred approach to communications and technology work for social movements around the world. She joined APC at the beginning of 2012, and has been the organisation's technical coordinator since June 2016.  And since 2008, she has been a member of May First/People Link and on MFPL's leadership committee. Originally from the US but living in Nairobi, she has worked with grassroots organisations around the world in Bolivia, France, Palestine and the UK. She has used free software professionally for over 10 years and considers herself a "radical technologist", specialising in cybersecurity. Her background in community organising with social justice groups also extends beyond a decade.

Purpose of position

Ensure APC has the technical resources and capacities it needs to support the work of the APC staff team in the implementation of APC's strategic plan and APC's programmatic work in safe, effective and sustainable technology.