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Melodi Dincer

Knowing Machines Fellow

Melodi Dincer is a tech privacy lawyer, Legal Research Fellow with the Knowing Machines Project, and Supervising Attorney for NYU Law’s Technology Law & Policy Clinic. She is endlessly curious about data privacy, biometrics, machine (un)learning, artificial (un)intelligence, and the impacts of exploitative data practices on marginalized communities. Previously, Melodi clerked for the Honorable Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to clerking, she served as Appellate Advocacy Fellow for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., where she drafted numerous amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs presenting privacy-preserving arguments before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In law school, she interned with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and participated in the Technology Law & Policy Clinic, in addition to serving as Diversity and Membership Editor of the Law Review. She holds A.B.s in Religious Studies and Classics­–Latin from Brown University and a J.D. from NYU Law. Outside of work, Mel enjoys rollerblading, dancing, and befriending strangers’ pets.