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Hi, I’m Becca.

I’m a researcher, programmer, and artist. I currently work at Mozilla Foundation as a Senior Researcher, where I study and imagine what meaningful public oversight and access to AI/ML systems might look like. In 2021, I was recognized as one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics.

Previously, I was a 2017-2018 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow hosted at Human Rights Watch. Before that, I worked as a design technologist in the tech industry, where I prototyped experiences with emerging technologies like voice and AR/VR.

With a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), my graduate research explored how algorithmic categorization on social media operates as a form of ‘soft’ power.

I’m a founding member of tendernet, an intersectional feminist collective exploring critical and speculative design practices around AI. As part of my own creative practice, I use code to machine knit textiles, generate computational texts, create photogrammetric landscapes, and program art bots.  You can read more on my  blog.

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