Lori McGlinchey is the senior program officer for Internet Freedom at the Ford Foundation. Her grant making supports civil society organizations and networks working at the intersection of social justice and technology.
Before joining Ford in 2014, Lori oversaw the Open Society Foundations' US Internet policy, journalism, and government accountability grant making. She also served as assistant director of OSF's US programs and developed grant-making portfolios to address the politicization of science-based US policymaking and its impact on access to information, whistle-blower protections, and science education.
Lori has also been a radio producer and created a 13-hour series for NPR called Jewish Short Stories from Eastern Europe and Beyond, featuring work by Isaac Babel, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. She serves on the executive committee of the Media Democracy Fund.
Lori earned her bachelor's degree in American studies from Amherst College.