I’m a Stanford University graduate with a major in Symbolic Systems (translation: Computer Science + Linguistics/Philosophy/Psychology with an AI concentration) and a minor in Economics.
My work and passion revolve around leveraging data to uncover insights that empower people.
While in school, I led research on detecting workplace sexism using state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) deep learning techniques on an original (non-Twitter) repository of workplace sexist statements. In the end, my machine learning algorithms were able to identify workplace sexist comments with an accuracy of over 88%, and the resulting paper I authored was accepted to the PAKDD 2020 Workshop on Learning Data Representation for Clustering.
I used the lessons of this research to help develop a prototype of a tool that detects gender bias in political reporting under Maneesh Agrawala, Krishna Bharat, and R.B. Brenner. The resulting paper was accepted for publication at The 2020 Computation + Journalism Symposium.
I continued my research with the Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Lab under Marshall Burke, Stefano Ermon and David Lobell. My group’s project involved building novel methods to aid resource allocation in developing regions by using computer vision on crowdsourced images to predict wealth and health assets. The resulting paper is currently under conference review.
At The Stanford Daily (our student-run newspaper), I founded the Data Team section and served as the paper’s first Data Team Director, expanding the section to nearly 25 data journalists. On top of writing and editing content for the @94305 data blog, I’ve created and managed projects including the Stanford Open Data Portal, Modeling The Draw, the quarterly Stanford Community Survey, the yearly Stanford Senior Survey, and The Daily’s COVID-19 visualization coverage of the Bay Area. I also write about music!
Professionally, I most recently worked as a Machine Learning Engineer Intern at PayPal. There, I created machine learning algorithms that improved issue detection and helped PayPal’s Site Reliability Engineering team troubleshoot customer issues in a faster and more reliable manner. I also worked across departments to convene a company-wide machine learning society in order to facilitate development and sharing of ML tools and best practices. In the end, I received a management impact award for all my work.
In my free time, I love playing guitar, listening to music, reading FiveThirtyEight, keeping up with Stade Rennais FC, and using Oxford commas.