My name is Leah Namisa Rosenbloom and my pronouns are they/them.

I am currently a PhD Candidate at Brown University studying cryptography for grassroots organizing, digital privacy for marginalized people, abolitionist teaching, and zero-knowledge proof systems. My advisors are Anna Lysyanskaya and Seny Kamara.

Previously I was a math teacher of amazing high school students at The Workshop School, and a technology intern with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology project at the ACLU.

I graudated from the TUteach Program at Temple University with a BS in Math and Computer Science with Teaching, and have an MS from Brown in Computer Science.

I am also a manga artist and arcade game enthusiast.

Recent Highlights

  • Re-Imagining Cryptography and Privacy (ReCAP) Workshop 2024 [info]

  • Cryptography from Roots to Fruits, ASCrypto @ Latincrypt 2023 [slides] [activity]

  • Where Do Threat Models Come From?, HotPETs 2023 [slides]

  • Sometimes You Can't Distribute Random-Oracle-Based Proofs [preprint]


  • Email: leah_rosenbloom@brown.edu

  • Signal: by request

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