Alan McQuinn is a senior policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. His research areas include a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, such as cybersecurity, privacy, virtual currencies, e-government, Internet governance, and commercial drones. He was previously a telecommunications fellow for Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA).
McQuinn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in public relations and political communications and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He spent his final semester as a participant in the Bill Archer Fellowship Program. During his time as an Archer fellow, he interned for the Federal Communications Commission in the Office of Legislative Affairs. Before that, he interned for the City of Austin Public Information Office, where he worked on major city projects related to e-government, transparency, and the rollout of Google Fiber Austin.