VOL. V (2023-2024)
Advait Athreya is a fourth year PhD student in Computational and Systems Biology working on 3D genome structure in the Zhang Group in the MIT Chemistry Department. He is interested in open science and collaborative research communication. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the External Affairs Board of the MIT Graduate Student Council where he works on advocacy surrounding graduate student priorities.
Elizabeth Bernhardt is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering department at MIT. Her research investigates the integration of carbon capture with electrochemical conversion to produce value-added fuels and chemicals, and is funded by an NSF Graduate Research Program Fellowship. Outside of research, Elizabeth loves baking, watercolor painting, and exploring nature.
Audrey Bertin is a data scientist at MassMutual, building large scale machine learning and AI systems in the Investments and Finance sector. She recently completed a Masters Degree in Computer Science at UMass Amherst, and her previous academic work has focused on policy and algorithmic fairness in the technology space as well as scientific best practices, specifically in the field of research reproducibility. more
Geoff is a recently graduated M.D. and researcher, working on growth stage digital health investments at Vive Collective. In January, he will be joining BCG as a consultant in their healthcare practice. He plans to complete an internal medicine residency + fellowship in the future, while continuing to drive impact in fields adjacent to medicine (such as health/science policy).
Jenny is a PhD candidate in the Biology department at MIT where she studies transcriptional regulation in Synechococcus elongatus, a photosynthetic bacterium that could one day be used to produce useful substances for human societies while drawing carbon out of the atmosphere. Her work is supported by a Mathworks Fellowship. Jenny previously served as an Executive Editor for Volume IV, an Associate Editor for Volume III, and as an author for Volume II. more
Natalie is a PhD candidate in Molecular Biology at UCLA, where she studies the role of chromatin structural proteins in the progression of cardiac fibrosis. Prior to becoming Interviews Director, Natalie was an author for Volume IV. Outside the lab, she enjoys running, hiking, and participating in book clubs.
David Howarth is Director of Emerging Technologies at FTI Consulting. Prior to joining FTI, David specialized in probabilistic graphical models and Bayesian networks while studying data science and machine learning at MIT. David also holds a Master of Education and Honors Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Prior to becoming an Executive Editor, David served as an associate editor for the previous volume of the MIT Science Policy Review. more
Zach Johnson is a Master’s student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, where he is researching methods to dynamically detect inputs to Large Language Models that can circumvent their safety guidelines and lead them to produce harmful and dangerous text. He is passionate about the intersection of AI and public policy — specifically how we can leverage the lawmaking process to ensure the safe and responsible use of AI technology. more
Dylan McCormick is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at MIT and is funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His research with Prof. Sebastian Lourido at the Whitehead Institute examines the regulation of life stage conversion in the human parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Outside of the lab, he enjoys hiking, gaming, playing with his cat Olive, and exploring Boston’s culinary scene.
Laura Shupp is a PhD student in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Strategic Management (TIES) at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her research is focused on tracing technological emergence using patent and publication data, and she is funded on an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in Science Policy.more
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Prajna is a SM student in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society pursuing a dual masters in Technology Policy and in Computer Science. Her research interests are broadly in Responsible AI, AI Policy and evaluating algorithmic systems. Currently, she is researching participatory AI for language model evaluations in CSAIL. Outside of work, Prajna enjoys exploring new bakeries, biking, and trying out new fitness classes!
Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Mark Sweet is a graduate student in the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program, pursuing an MBA from the Sloan School of Management and a MS in mechanical engineering. Mark’s research is in the automation of engineering design and CNC toolpath creation to reduce manufacturing lead times. Before attending MIT, Mark was a submarine officer in the US Navy for six years.
VOL. IV (2022-2023)
VOL. III (2021-2022)
VOL. II (2020-2021)
VOL. I (2019-2020)
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