I am the VP Data & AI at ActiveFence, where my teams own the end-to-end automated detection of harmful content at scale, regardless of the abuse area or media type. The work we do here is engaging, impactful and tough, and I am grateful for the people I get to do it with.
Prior to ActiveFence, I was a the Director of Algorithmic AI at SparkBeyond, where we built an automated research engine to revolutionize data science. I was also a data scientist at Winton Captital and a fellow at Insight Data Science, where I engineered an algorithm for automatic speech segmentation from audio streams.
I completed my PhD in Dr. Robert Knight's laboratory at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California at Berkeley, where I studied the link between perception and action by recording activity from electrodes surgically placed on the surface of human brains. I also developed an algorithm for decomposing power spectra.
Before my PhD, I was a preschool teacher and a tank instructor (not at the same time!). I am passionate about expanding leadership opportunities for women in STEM fields and together with my husband am raising three wonderful children who surprise and inspire us every day.