Emily Sharpe

Director of Policy

Emily Sharpe serves as Director of Policy at the World Wide Web Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for developing the Foundation’s policy positions and goals, and for leading our advocacy engagement as we aim to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access the free and open web.

Prior to joining the Web Foundation, Emily led Facebook’s privacy policy engagement team in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Trained as a human rights lawyer, she has held legal, policy and research positions with a number of NGOs, human rights law practices and public bodies. Emily earned her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Qatar and Kuwait.