We are an international team who believes everyone should have private access to the uncensored web.

Cindy Cohn
Board Treasurer

Cindy is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). From 2000 to 2015 she served as EFF's Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Cindy first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. Ms. Cohn works to ensure that people around the world have the right to access information and communicate privately and anonymously, including mounting lawsuits against NSA spying, providing legal counsel to computer programmers building and developing privacy and anonymity tools, and helping to develop the Necessary and Proportionate Principles applying international human rights standards to digital communications surveillance.

Gabriella Coleman
Board Clerk
biella - @BiellaColeman

Gabriella holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship explores the intersection of the cultures of hacking and politics. She has authored two books, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso, 2014), which was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014 and was awarded the Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association. She has written for popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Slate, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, and the Atlantic.

Julius Mittenzwei
julius - @mittenzwei

Julius is a lawyer and internet activist with 19 years of leadership experience as an Executive Director and entrepreneur in the publishing industry. He is a longtime Tor advocate with a background in the Free Software movement and member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), one of the oldest hacker collectives in the world. Along with CCC, he has been running Tor nodes since 2005. As a lawyer, he has represented several Tor exit node operators accused of abuse. He holds a PhD in Copyright Law from LMU Munich.

Matt Blaze
Board Chair
matt - @mattblaze

Matt is a professor in the computer and information science department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Distributed Systems Laboratory. He has been doing research on surveillance technology for over 20 years, as well as cryptography, secure systems, and public policy.

Megan Price

Megan is Executive Director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, where she designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in places like Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. She is lead statistician on a project in Guatemala in which she analyzes documents from the National Police Archive. She is lead statistician and author on three reports on documented deaths in Syria, commissioned by the officer of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. Megan is on the Technical Advisory Board for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, a Research Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Human Rights Science, and Human Rights Editor for the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS).

Nighat Dad

Nighat is the founder and Executive Director of the Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. She is an accomplished lawyer and human rights activist. Nighat is a pioneer for access to a safe and open Internet in Pakistan and globally. She was a TED Global Fellow for 2017, was listed as one of TIME magazine's Next Generation Leaders in 2015, and was the recipient of the Atlantic Council Freedom Award and Human Rights Tulip Award. Nighat was also the only Pakistani selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2018. Recently her organization, the Digital Rights Foundation, was named among the 10 best social entrepreneurs at the United Nations General Assembly 2018 meeting by Forbes magazine.

Ramy Raoof

Ramy is a technologist and privacy and security researcher with a passion for free/open culture. He has provided and developed digital security plans and strategies for NGOs and members of the media, emergency response in cases of physical threats, support on publishing sensitive materials, secure systems for managing sensitive information, and operational plans for human rights emergency response teams, in Egypt and the MENA region. Most recently, Ramy has been volunteering with different NGOs and civil liberty groups in Central & South America, to enhance their privacy and security through means of behavioral change based on understanding surveillance and threat models in their own contexts and environments. Among different hats, Ramy is Senior Research Technologist at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Research Fellow with Citizen Lab, and currently a volunteer visitor with Fundación Acceso assisting collectives and networks in Central America around infosec and activism. He is also an Internet Freedom Festival Fellow on security and privacy best practices. Ramy has received multiple international awards for his important work. Most recently, Ramy received the 2017 Heroes of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance from Access Now.

Shari Steele

Shari Steele was the Executive Director of the Tor Project from December 2015 through December 2018. She came to Tor after serving as Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for 15 years. From 1992 to 2000, Shari worked as an attorney and then legal director at EFF, where she spoke widely about civil liberties law in newly emerging technologies. A graduate of Widener University School of Law, Shari later served as a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned an LL.M. degree in Advocacy. Shari has been on EFF's Board of Directors since 2000 and the Tor Project Board of Directors since January 2019.

Core Tor

Aaron Johnson

NRL researcher in applied cryptography with an interest in Tor's security and privacy.

Al Smith

Writes grants and fundraising proposals.

Alex Catarineu

Works on Tor Browser

Alexander Færøy

Works on core Tor development.

Alison Macrina

Leads the Community Team and Library Freedom Project. Works on support, outreach, and training.

Allen Gunn

Executive Director of Aspiration, where he works with NGOs, activists, and human rights groups. Meeting facilitator and member of Tor's Community Council.

Amogh Pradeep

Lead developer of Orfox and contributor to Orbot

Andreas Lehner

Works at the intersection of security, privacy, data integrity and anonymity both in politics and technology.

Antonela Debiasi

Designer working with the UX team. Making Tor usable for everyone.

Arlo Breault

Developer for Snowflake, Tor Messenger, and Check.

Arthur Edelstein

Works on Tor Browser.

Arturo Filastò

Project leader for OONI, has helped with tor2web, wrote Atlas which later became Relay Search, and helps improve security.

Bekeela Davila

Grants Manager.


Developer on the Tor Browser team.


Developer on the anti-censorship team. Works on pluggable transport development and integration, and BridgeDB.

Chelsea Komlo

Chelsea is a software/security engineer and contributes to core tor.

Cindy Cohn

Tor Board member and Executive Director of the EFF. Lawyer by training, her focus is on making sure Tor stays available and that Tor users stay safe.

Colin Childs

Relay advocate, Outreachy mentor, and a member of the community team. He is also a director of the Canadian Torservers.net partner Coldhak.

Damian Johnson

Author of the Stem python controller library and Nyx relay monitor.

David Goulet

Tor development team focusing on onion services and our torsocks maintainer.

David Stainton

Author of roflcoptor and honeybadger. Researches mixnets and contributes to txtorcon.

Donncha O'Cearbhaill

Onion services developer, OnionBalance developer, hunter of bad relays.


emmapeel coordinates the localization (translations) of the different Tor software.

Erin Wyatt

Director of People & Office Operations and devoted dog mom.


Coordinates Network, Metrics and Anti-censorship teams.

Gabriella Coleman

Anthropologist and Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University.

Georg Koppen

Currently lead of the Tor Browser team.


Tor BSD Diversity Project member, long-time relay operator, trainer.

George Kadianakis

Onion services. Security analysis. Used to obfsproxy. Follower of the onion.

Griffin Boyce

Tamper-resistant software distribution, censorship detection, Cupcake, and security training of activists and domestic violence survivors.

Gustavo Gus

Works as Community Team Lead. Trainer, relay operator and Tor advocate. CryptoRave organizer.

Hans-Christoph Steiner

Works on Orbot, NetCipher, and integrating Tor everywhere possible, especiall in Debian and Android. Also deeply mixed into Guardian Project.

Iain Learmonth

Metrics team member and maintainer of Relay Search.

Ian Goldberg

Professor of CS at the University of Waterloo developing Off-the-Record Messaging among other things.

Igor Oliveira

Works on Tor Browser.


He is one of our main interfaces with the Tails project.


Executive Director of the Tor Project.


Rewrote the GetTor service.

Jennifer Helsby

Lead developer of the SecureDrop whistleblower platform based at the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Jens Kubieziel

Volunteer that helped translate the website, is part of TorServers.net, and Tor's sysadmin team.

Jon Selon

Event Coordination, donor management, general office operations.


Contributed to OONI, bug tracker features, wrote tordyguards. Currently working on bandwidth scanner.

Julius Mittenzwei

Germany-based lawyer and Internet activist.

Juris Vetra

Board member of torservers.net.

Karsten Loesing

Primary researcher and developer into anonymous metrics which started as a National Science Foundation grant.


Volunteer on the Community Team. Helps with t-shirts for relay operators and other odds and ends.

Kate Krauss

Writes about Tor in mainstream and technical publications and conducts community workshops to teach people about Tor.

Kushal Das

SecureDrop developer at the Freedom of Press Foundation. Member of the community team, privacy advocate focusing on new users.

Leif Ryge

Works on security analysis, designer of "bananaphone" transport.

Linus Nordberg

Software developer, sysadmin and co-founder of the Swedish Torservers.net partner :DFRI. Member of the sysadmin team. Runs one of the directory authorities.

Maggie Haughey

Community team, user advocate, and Mozilla fellow.

Maria Xynou

Maria manages OONI's Partnership Program and writes research reports on internet censorship around the world.

Mark Smith

Developer on the Tor Browser team.

Matt Blaze

Chairs the Tor Board of Directors. Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where he researches security, privacy, and anonymity.

Matt Traudt

Matt implemented the KIST scheduler into Tor. He helps safely measure Tor and says helpful things on IRC.

Matthew Finkel

Worked on tor, torsocks, and many other projects. Helped maintain and develop BridgeDB.


Author of txtorcon, carml and other Tor Python tools including some for bad-relay hunting.

Micah Lee

Developer of OnionShare and Tor Browser Launcher journalist and security engineer at The Intercept and advocate for freedom of the press.

Mike Tigas

Works on Onion Browser, iOS, and hacker-journalist at ProPublica running their onion service.

Moritz Bartl

Co-founder of torservers.net, a network of non-profit organizations that run Tor exit relays.

Nathan Freitas

Founder of the Guardian Project. Orbot lead developer and contributor to Orfox, Onion Browser and NetCipher SDK. Director of Technology at Tibet Action Institute.

Nick Mathewson

One of the three original designers of Tor - does a lot of the ongoing design work, and coordinates and leads ongoing development.

Nicolas Vigier

Works on Tor Browser.

Nima Fatemi

His main area of interests are End-users Accessibility/Security, UX, Censorship, Advocacy and Onion Services.


Works with UX and Community teams, and on Tor India initiatives. Started as an Outreachy intern.

Paul Syverson

NRL researcher on most things Tor. Inventor of onion routing, and one of the three original designers of Tor.

Pepijn Le Heux

Lawyer based in The Netherlands and co-founder of Hart voor Internetvrijheid.

Peter Palfrader

Manages the Debian packages, runs one of the directory authorities, and generally helps out a lot.

Philipp Winter

Maintains exitmap and sybilhunter, works on bad relay detection, and does security and privacy research.

Pili Guerra

Project Manager for the Tor Browser, Community and UX teams.

Rabbi Rob Thomas

CEO of Team Cymru, which supports Tor through hosting, research, and infosec assistance.

Ramy Raoof

Tor Board member, technologist, and privacy and security researcher.

Richard Pospesel

Tor Browser developer.

Rob Jansen

NRL research scientist, leading expert in Tor network performance, and author of Shadow.

Roger Dingledine

Original developer of Tor along with Nick and Paul. Leading privacy researcher, coordinating developers and researchers.


Technical writing, UX, and fundraising for Tails.

Sarah Stevenson

Directs and coordinates all fundraising activities.

Sebastian Hahn

Helps people around the world use and understand Tor better. Generally helps everything run smoothly. Runs one of the directory authorities.

Shane Isbell

Works on Tor Browser for Android.

Shari Steele

Shari Steele is on the board of directors for the Tor Project.

Silvia Puglisi

Hiro builds and runs Tor Project's web applications and services. Member of the sysadmin team. Current GetTor maintainer.

Sina Rabbani

Directory authority operator, outreach and trains human rights activists. System's Engineer at Team Cymru and co-Founder of accessnow.org.

Stephanie Whited

Directs communications.

Steven Murdoch

Principal Research Fellow at University College London. He is the original creator of the Tor Browser.

Sukhbir Singh

TorBirdy and Tor Messenger developer. Member of the Community Team.

Suphanat Chunhapanya

Contributes to core Tor and especially onion services.

Taylor Yu

Software archaeologist and keeper of C language arcana. Works with applied cryptography, protocol design, software security, and technical debt restructuring.


Tor developer and chutney maintainer. Currently working on onion services, directory documents, and statistics.

Tom Ritter

Maintains Consensus Health, runs one of the bandwidth authorities, and contributes to Tor Browser.


Internet (anti)censorship researcher, lepidopterist. Organizes workshops, events and meetups.

Vinicius Zavam

TorBSD Diversity Project (TDP); IPv6 Enthusiast, BSD Systems Evangelist, and Bridges/Relays Operator.

Wendy Seltzer

Techie lawyer and former Tor board member. She works on legal and policy support for private and secure communications.

Yawning Angel

Author and maintainer of the Linux Tor Browser sandbox.

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