Emily is a researcher and technologist committed to the equitable design, development, and use of technology. She is interested in exploring ways to bring a broader societal lens to decisions about how technology is created and used. She was most recently a user experience researcher at Salesforce conducting interviews, usability testing, surveys, and site visits to develop user-centered recommendations for product design. She has conducted research on user’s perspectives on personalized online advertising; the use of algorithmic risk assessments in criminal sentencing; and internet access and use in rural Mendocino County. She holds a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a BA in Economics and International Studies from Emory University. Prior to graduate school, she worked in communications and fundraising at The New Press, a public interest book publisher, and the Center for Global Development, an international development think tank.
Emily is serving Rep. Mark Takano, supporting on criminal justice and technology issues.