CrySP master's student Lindsey Tulloch makes the digital world a better place

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Before landing in Waterloo, Lindsey Tulloch’s drive to make the world a better place took her around the globe, from tackling environmental sustainability initiatives in India to training teachers in Nigeria. When she returned, she was inspired to pursue an undergraduate degree in computer science from Brock University. “My experience abroad definitely shaped my thinking and perspective,” she said.

photo of Lindsey Tulloch“Human rights violations regarding digital access are still rampant worldwide, and I can’t see myself working somewhere that isn’t aimed at mitigating these issues.”

As she conducts research in privacy-enhancing technology in the Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group as part of her Master of Mathematics in Computer Science in program, Lindsey is acutely aware of ongoing inequities on a global scale. “Many people still take access to the Internet for granted, but access is not freely or fairly distributed around the world,” she stressed. “This creates a huge divide in people’s ability to participate in the global conversation.”

As she looks toward graduation, Lindsey stays focused on the mission that brought her to Waterloo in the first place.

“Wherever I go, I try to find ways to make things better for people in some tangible way,” she said. “I haven’t discovered my dream role just yet, but as I’m doing something to improve digital access worldwide, I’ll be right where I’m meant to be.” 

Read more about her story and drive to make the world a better place.
 

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