April Doss's experience in cybersecurity law and operations dates back to 2003, when she began working at the National Security Agency. She spent over a decade at the NSA working in a variety of capacities, including technology development, intelligence oversight, information sharing policy, counterterrorism, foreign liaison, and managing a large and sophisticated law practice as the head of intelligence law in NSA's Office of General Counsel.

Ms. Doss left NSA to become a partner in the law firm Saul Ewing, where she chaired the firm's Cybersecurity and Privacy practice group. She currently serves as Senior Minority Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to 2003, Ms. Doss practiced law as a public defender, civil litigator, and in-house counsel at a college.

Ms. Doss graduated magna cum laude from Yale, earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Goucher College.