Lisa Gutermuth is the senior program manager of the Ranking Digital Rights project.
Before joining New America, Gutermuth was a project coordinator at Tactical Technology Collective, a digital rights organization based in Berlin, dedicated to the use of information for activism. She has primarily worked on digital security based projects such as Security in-a-box, as well as projects using digital tools and open data for citizen-driven investigation and advocacy. Working with a range of different organizations over the years, her work has also touched on index creation, mapping, remote sensing, and data visualization.
Gutermuth graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire, with bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and business administration, with a focus on international business and economics. She completed her master's degree at Humboldt University in Berlin, in agricultural economics, where she wrote her thesis on the impact of satellite imagery application in agriculture.