Dia Kayyali was most recently an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in San Francisco, California. Dia has worked on EFF’s Street Level Surveillance and Surveillance Self-Defense projects, advocated for anonymity and privacy with governmental bodies and companies, and has coordinated a variety of US campaigns to limit surveillance at the national and local level. As a Syrian-American, they got especially interested in surveillance because of the experiences of Arab and Muslim Americans after 9/11. Dia holds a B.A from UC Berkeley in Cultural Anthropology, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.