Yana Welinder

Yana Welinder leads an innovative team of engineers and materials scientists at Carbon to develop medical solutions with Carbon’s revolutionary 3D printer. She is also an Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Before joining Carbon, Yana was a Director of Law and Policy at the Wikimedia Foundation, where some of her work included launching HTTPS by default to all Wikipedia users, establishing an open access policy for research funded by Wikimedia, and designing an open trademark policy to support Wikimedia's decentralized online community. Before that, Yana was a Visiting Assistant Professor at California Western School of Law, where she taught E-Commerce Law and Information Privacy Law. She has also worked as a Google Policy Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Academic Fellow at Harvard Law School, and spent several years in private practice. She is also co-creator of CollabMark, a free culture guide to trademarks.

Yana holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. from University of Southern California, and an LL.B. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her recent publications include A Face Tells More than a Thousand Posts: Developing Face Recognition Privacy in Social Networks, 26 Harvard J. L. & T. 165 (2012) and Facing Real-Time Identification in Mobile Apps & Wearable Computers, 30 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 89 (2014), which was selected as a top ten policy paper in 2013 and included in a digest for Members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission. She is currently working on a chapter on biometrics for the Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017).

Yana loves art, design, architecture, and travel. She is bilingual in Swedish and Russian and has lived in Sweden, Russia, Ireland, the UK, and various cities on both coasts of the U.S. before settling down in beautiful San Francisco.