Fred leads Kickstarter’s data team building products, conducting research, managing projects, and planning their data infrastructure.
Fred attended NYU's ITP ('08), but also went to NYU for undergrad in philosophy and computer science. A former copyright activist, he started started Free Culture @ NYU, a chapter of a national group that he would eventually lead, and worked for Creative Commons as their NY representative for years.
In 2010 Fred published Emoji Dick, a emoji translation of Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick. In 2013, the book became the first emoji book acquired by the Library of Congress.
Fred has taught undergraduate and graduate students at NYU in copyright and cyberlaw and occasionally contributes to Wired Magazine on topics that interest him.