Alicia Blum-Ross


Senior Director for Global Youth Policy

Alicia recently joined Twitch, a livestreaming platform owned by Amazon, as the Senior Director for Global Youth Policy. Prior to coming to Twitch she worked at YouTube where she helped create resources to support families like the YouTube parental supervised experience and Best Practices for family creators. Before working in the tech industry she was an academic and media literacy educator, and co-authored (with Sonia Livingstone) the book Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears About Technology Shape Children’s Lives. She’s given talks for parents and caregivers in outlets like NPR, the BBC and more PTA meetings than she’d care to admit. She is currently trying to put her own advice into practice raising 9 year old twins in the Bay Area.