I currently serve as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Chief Commercialization Officer, Dr. Vanessa Chan, driving strategy, analysis, and private sector engagement to accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies, including leading the Pathways to Commercial Liftoff effort for the Office of Technology Transitions.

Previously, I was the Chief Analytics Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where I led a team of analysts, data scientists, and engineers in the fight for civil liberties and civil rights. We brought quantitative evidence to the courtroom, to our legislatures, and to the public through research on issues as diverse as voting rights, immigration, and criminal justice. We also helped improve the efficacy of the the ACLU’s fundraising, member engagement, and voter outreach through testing and analysis. Sitting at the nexus of civil liberties and the use of data and technology, we informed the organization’s data and AI policies.

I’ve also worked in McKinsey’s Washington D.C. office, with public and private sector clients across defense, transportation, revenue, and infrastructure. I helped build McKinsey’s public sector analytics practice, which brings modern data and analytics capabilities to government functions. In 2016, I served as the Deputy Director of Data Science for the Hillary for America campaign.

I’m a proud MIT Engineer, with a dual degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Economics, and hold an M.A. in Economics from Harvard.

Some of my favourite things include:

  • Hiking (up next - the Dolomites, and hoping to one day belong to this club)
  • Ballet
  • A daily dose of math

I’m also the proud mama of two boys, Maxwell and Felix. Meet my better half (media naranja) here.

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