Experts displayed by Region: North America

Sasha Havlicek

Co-Founder and CEO

Sasha Havlicek is Co-Founder and CEO of ISD, having spearheaded ISD’s pioneering research and data analysis, digital education, policy advisory, training, tech and communications programmes.

Moustafa Ayad

Executive Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA)

Moustafa Ayad is Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA).

Jiore Craig

Head of Digital Integrity

Jiore Craig, ISD’s Head of Digital Integrity, has extensive experience in measuring the impact of influence campaigns on public opinion, and how to respond to the threat of disinformation around elections.

Jacob Davey

Head of Research & Policy, Far-right and Hate Movements

Jacob Davey is Head of Research & Policy for Far-right and Hate Movements at ISD.

Melanie Smith

Head of Digital Analysis Unit

Melanie Smith leads ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, delivering public research on disinformation, public health misinformation and online conspiracy movements through large-scale social media data collection and open-source investigation techniques.

Kevin D. Reyes

Senior OSINT Specialist

Kevin D. Reyes is a Senior OSINT Specialist in ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, where he leads open-source investigations methods and researches online hate, extremism and disinformation.

Elise Thomas 

Analyst, OSINT

Elise Thomas is an OSINT Analyst at ISD, with a background in researching state-linked information operations, disinformation, conspiracy theories and the online dynamics of political movements.