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.
Craig

Dr. Craig McCann

Principal

With over a decade of experience in counter terrorism and policing, Craig oversees operations of the London office and heads Moonshot's programmes on online interventions. His PhD research explored state responses to far right extremism.
Antonia

Antonia Raithatha

Manager

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.
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Carolyn Hoyle

Manager

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.
Danny

Danny Sloan

Lead Developer and Data Scientist

Danny oversees the of development of the company’s in-house data mining, analysis and reporting software. With a background in both informatics and anthropology, Danny works to embed Moonshot's technology into all aspects of project delivery to advance our experimental methods and scientific rigour.
Grant

Grant Helm

Specialist

Grant is responsible for R&D 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.
Karina

Karina Weitzer

Manager

Karina brings vast experience to her role at Moonshot CVE, having spent the last six years managing and contributing to projects for a range of government clients on Iran, Yemen, the Ukraine, the Bahamas, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Iraq. Most recently she managed a monitoring and evaluation program in support of strategic communication efforts in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Ludo

Ludovica Di Giorgi

Manager

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

Stevie Voogt

Manager

Having pioneered some of Australia’s most creative CVE work engaging with far-right extremists online, Stevie is advancing our intervention and counter-messaging methodologies. She is also leading operations and governance.
Ahmed

Ahmed Baky

Analyst

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

Analyst

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.
Ella

Ella Bowie

Analyst

Ella has worked on the development and implementation of CVE programmes focusing on countering terrorist financing, radicalisation in prisons, and CSO capacity building. At Moonshot CVE, she is supporting on projects relating to violent extremism and gender.
Soulaima

Soulaima Chamsi-Pasha

Analyst

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.
Matt

Matthew Hall

Intern

Matthew has a background in Software Engineering and Social Sciences and has an interest in adapting programs and emerging online tools to the CVE Space. He currently supports the team through database development, data analysis, and creative design.