Right now, I work on the growth team at Lambda School.
Lambda’s mission is to find untapped or underutilized talent, and to train that talent for the most in-demand jobs in the world. Founded in 2017, the school provides world-class education and career services to over a thousand students.
I’m also an occasional contributor to The Irish Independent, Ireland’s biggest daily newspaper, on where tech and politics intersect in Silicon Valley.
Edited & wrote for Washington Square News, NYU's official student paper. 2013-2017.
Wrote Collision Course, a newsletter about tech and politics. 2018.
Worked on the comms team at The Tor Project. 2017-2018.
Interned at Freedom of the Press Foundation. 2015.
Wrote for The Sunday Business Post. 2009-2010.
Here's a selection of clips from the last few years. When I was 16, I self-published a 20,000-word series of essays on growing up with a physical disability. I include them for the sake of completeness, and you can read them here.
Google Minus Google+ [Collision Course #15], October 2018.
Smells like team spirit [Collision Course #12], September 2018.
Is Mark Zuckerberg still having fun? [Collision Course #11], September 2018.
Leaking, ft. Lady Gaga [Collision Course #5], July 2018.
How to be safe online - a guide, Think Business, August 2018.
Apps for Communicating and Organizing in the Age of Trump, NYU Local, November 2016.
The Syrian Civil War, tommycollison.com, April 2016.
ISIS, Terrorism, and Religious Differences, tommycollison.com, February 2016.
Churchill's Hiccup, and the Modern Nation State, tommycollison.com, February 2016.
WSN Influential Students: Noah Geib, Washington Square News, December 2015.
NYU Local, disability, representation, tommycollison.com, October 2015.
Encryption Works: A Guide to Protecting Your Privacy for Journalists, Sources, and Everyone Else, Freedom of the Press Foundation, white-paper, September 2015.
Steps to Protect Yourself from Online Creeps and Stalkers, tommycollison.com, May 2015.
The Irish Independent:
Big tech is not the big problem, March 2019.
The rise of Jordan Peterson and the intellectual dark web, October 2018.
Washington Square News (NYU's student paper):
Everyone Should Learn a Foreign Language in College, March 2017.
Tel Aviv: Some Electioneers Abroad, November 2016.
Tel Aviv: Go Tel it From the Mountain, October 2016.
Studying Abroad 2.0, September 2016.
Sanders Revolution Misguided from the Start, April 2016.
Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine, March 2016.
NYU Should Not Look to Students for Donations, February 2016.
International students should be given green cards after college, November 2015.
Facebook's real name policy must go, September 2015.
Netzpolitik shows importance of free press, August 2015.
Users Must be Wary of Webcam Snooping, April 2015.
AT&T payment plan further erodes privacy, February 2015.
Free speech under attack before Hebdo, February 2015.
NYU free speech stance online deserves credit, November 2014.
#GamerGate highlights industry misogyny, November 2014.
Apple’s efforts strengthen personal privacy, November 2014.
I wrote for Washington Square News all through my time at NYU. Click here to see almost all of my work there.
The Tor Project:
Hack With Us in Mexico City / Hackeá con Tor en México, September 2018.
Meet the Tor Summer of Privacy and Outreachy Interns, April 2018.
Protect the Open Web as a Ford-Mozilla Fellow, March 2018.
Tor + Outreachy: Internships for Underrepresented People in Tech, February 2018.
2017 Was a Big Year for Tor, January 2017.
Volunteer Spotlight: Kat, a Privacy Activism Veteran, December 2017
Volunteer Spotlight: Damian Johnson, November 2017
Meet Nyx, a Command-Line Tor Relay Monitor, November 2017.
Introducing Bastet, Our New Directory Authority, November 2017.
We’re Powering Digital Resistance with Help from Mozilla, October 2017.
We Want You to Test Next-Gen Onion Services, October 2017.
KIST and Tell: Tor’s New Traffic Scheduling Feature, October 2017.
Report Bugs, Get $$$ Like @atechdad, September 2017.
All Are Welcome at Tor’s Open Hack Days, September 2017.
Relay Operators! Come Hang Out in Montreal, September 2017.
Tor Browser Downloads Are Up in 2017, August 2017.
Stop the FCC from Destroying Net Neutrality, July 2017.