Anna Blue, GS, SPIA

Social Impact Fellow

Anna Blue is currently a graduate student in Public Affairs at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, where she studies issues at the intersection of democracy and technology. Before arriving at Princeton, Anna worked in international crisis management for Meta for three years. Her other work experience includes serving at a think tank in Los Angeles and conducting research on digital government services in Estonia as a Fulbright Fellow. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, where she wrote an honors thesis on religious violence in Mexico. 

Before coming to Princeton, I spent three years working at Facebook in crisis management, which sometimes meant stressful 60-hour work weeks. When you’re dealing with new sources of misinformation and violence on the platform, you can see the worst parts of the internet. I think that was the origin of my decision to go to grad school, realizing that I wanted to pivot away from the private sector and find some positivity in the world. At SPIA, I have the time, resources, and people to help me figure out what I want to do from here. I think my new lifelong goal is to use technology to make public services work better for people.
I am thrilled to be serving as a Social Impact Fellow with the Responsible AI Institute! I'm looking forward to conducting research into existing and upcoming regulation related to AI and to pursuing my own project on e-governance.