Hi, I’m Marc Canellas.
I’m a defender, engineer, and policy wonk working to defend people from our society’s oppressive legal and political systems and use my technical and policy expertise to fight against carceral technology.
I’m a public defender in Arlington, Virginia. I’m also a Ph.D. aerospace and cognitive engineer and the Chair of the IEEE-USA’s AI Policy Committee. Before law school, I was a Congressional staffer for Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6) working on issues ranging from space, science, and AI, to justice, surveillance, and immigration.
I write, speak, and even tweet from time to time.