Becky Chao is a policy analyst at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where she works to promote equitable access to a fair and open internet ecosystem. Her research interests are focused on how law and policy structure markets and society, and include antitrust law, competition policy, and telecom/media regulatory policy.
As a Millennial Public Policy Fellow at Open Technology Institute, her research focused on the application of a public interest test in merger review through a comparison of international jurisprudence and Federal Communications Commission case studies. Prior to joining New America, she worked on investigations and litigation of anticompetitive mergers and practices in a variety of sectors, including technology and healthcare, as an honors paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and linguistics from Duke University.