Jim Mignano is a Ph.D. student in the Technology Applications and Implications stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research interests include international political economy, economic statecraft, science and technology policy, clandestine networks, collective action, and trust in cyberspace.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was an information technology consultant at the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education at Portland State University, where he administered a statewide early-learning workforce development data system. He previously served as executive director of Emma's Garden, a community-based training and advocacy organization. He has an M.S. in political science from Portland State University.