Freya Putt

Freya Putt is the Program Director for the Tibet Action Institute, where she manages projects to increase the safe and secure use of new communications technologies in the Tibetan community, developing and deploying community-specific apps, digital security training, and broad-based public education campaigns. Freya holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Her previous work has included campaigning to change logging practices and increase protection of Canada’s Boreal Forest, raising the profile of the landmark Wiwa v. Shell case for justice and accountability in Ogoni territory in Nigeria, and coordinating the global Tibet movement’s campaign to spotlight Tibet’s occupation and pressure the Chinese leadership through the Beijing 2008 Olympics. She has been active in the Tibetan freedom movement for 16 years.