Jenni Olson, Senior Director, Social Media Safety Index

As the Senior Director of the GLAAD Social Media Safety Index, Jenni Olson (she/her/TBD) leads the organization’s work spotlighting new and existing safety issues facing LGBTQ social media users in real-time, both directly to the platforms and to the press and public — advocating for solutions in numerous realms: online hate and harassment, AI bias, polarizing algorithms, data privacy — working every day to hold platforms accountable and to secure safe online spaces for LGBTQ people.

Jenni is also an LGBTQ film critic, film historian and archivist as well as an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has been screened around the world. She was honored with a special TEDDY Award from the Berlin Film Festival in 2021 for her many contributions to LGBTQ cinema culture.