MOONSHOT CVE
Countering Violent Extremism through Data Driven Innovation
From digital capacity building to counter-messaging campaigns, we use data-proven techniques to ensure our clients respond to violent extremism effectively.

Meet the Team

Ross

Ross Frenett

Founder

Ross founded Moonshot CVE in order to place the exponential power of emerging technology at the heart of efforts to counter violent extremism. Ross draws on a unique blend of experiences, from mobilising global networks of former extremists to advancing tech solutions in the private sector.
Vidhya

Vidhya Ramalingam

Founder

Vidhya founded Moonshot CVE with a mission to embed bold experimentation into efforts to counter violent extremism, combining scientific rigour with an appetite for risk. Vidhya’s vision is underpinned by a decade of experience engaging with extremists, building new partnerships with activists, and advancing policy design.
Antonia

Antonia Raithatha

Campaigns Specialist

Antonia develops our global campaigns and social media strategy. She draws on a wealth of experience managing digital marketing in diverse sectors, promoting everything from human rights to fashion.
Craig

Craig McCann

Policing & Community Partnerships Specialist

With over a decade of experience in counter terrorism and policing, Craig oversees the security and policing aspects of our projects.
Grant

Grant Helm

Data Specialist

Grant is responsible for data analytics across the team and spearheads new initiatives, from guerilla marketing to tech development. In his spare time he’s pursuing a PhD in International Relations at Lancaster University.
Noor

Noor Mo'alla

Product Development Specialist

Leading on product development and managing our creative networks, Noor combines eight years of experience in the communications sector with practical development of data-driven technology and solutions specifically for CVE.
Stevie

Stevie Voogt

Online Engagement Specialist

Having pioneered some of Australia’s most creative CVE work engaging with extremists online, Stevie is advancing our intervention and counter-messaging methodologies.
Carolyn

Carolyn Hoyle

Analyst

Carolyn is a counter violent extremism expert with a particular focus on gender, online radicalisation, and innovative research methods. Carolyn has managed international development projects in conflict-affected areas in the Middle East.
Ludo

Ludovica Di Giorgi

Analyst

With experience working in international human rights and law, Ludovica coordinates projects with a particular focus on race relations and hate groups.​
Ahmed

Ahmed Baky

Project Assistant

Ahmed has experience working for social media platforms across different Arabic markets, and comes from an academic background in International Relations, Islamic Movements and Political Islam.
Alexa

Alexa Hassan

Project Assistant

Alexa holds degrees in Psychology and Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism, and has conducted research on lone actor terrorism. She is currently assisting communications and campaigns across the organisation.
Soulaima

Soulaima Chamsi-Pasha

Project Assistant

Soulaima is a native French and Arabic speaker with a background in law, and field experience working with refugees in Europe and the Middle East. At Moonshot CVE, she is responsible for providing Arabic and French language support to projects.