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Melisa Olgun

Melisa Olgun received her B.A. with high honors from Wesleyan University, where she double-majored in Neuroscience & Behavior and Science in Society. While there, she investigated the effects of social oppression on schizophrenia at the Wesleyan Schizophrenia Cognition Laboratory. She is currently a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School.

Using a case study, the team aims to evaluate the impact of privacy intrusions on the ways in which marginalized communities, in particular the Muslim-American community, interact with commercial mobile applications. They additionally plan to examine the ways in which these privacy intrusions pose a risk to the safety of marginalized communities and erode the trust that such communities have in apps and technology in general. Finally, they will assess the effect that discontinued app use among marginalized communities following privacy intrusions may have on future innovation derived from user data. With the support of the JURIST Digital Scholars Program, they hope to publish an article detailing our findings.