Anjana Rajan is the Chief Technology Officer at Callisto, a non-profit that builds technology to combat sexual assault. In this role, Anjana leads the engineering, security and design teams, with a focus on building products that protect the privacy and civil liberties of sexual assault survivors.Previously, Anjana lived in London and worked at Palantir Technologies, where she built and deployed products in the Middle East. Before that, she worked as a technologist at Johnson & Johnson focusing on building new software products across global healthcare markets. Additionally, Anjana was a triathlete on Team USA and raced at two Triathlon World Championships; she earned her status as a professional athlete for USA Triathlon in 2015. Anjana was a Knight Scholar at Cornell University and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Operations Research and Information Engineering, and is an alumna of Y Combinator.

Talk: Callisto: A Privacy-Preserving Approach to #MeToo

Abstract: Callisto is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that builds technology to combat sexual assault, empower survivors, and advance justice. Three years ago, Callisto launched its sexual assault reporting platform on college campuses. Now, Callisto has launched a new product to support survivors of sexual assault and coercion in the tech industry. From there, they will grow to support every survivor of sexual assault, professional sexual coercion and child sexual abuse in the United States.

Anjana Rajan, the Chief Technology Officer of Callisto, focuses on the question: how can we stop the spread of serial sexual violence while protecting the privacy and civil liberties of sexual assault survivors? In this talk, she will discuss Callisto’s cryptographic, information security, and legal approach to protecting survivors’ privacy while solving an important social justice crisis.