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Skyler Yumeng Chen

Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
Haas School of Business

Skyler is a Ph.D. student in Behavioral Marketing at the Haas School of Business. Her research centers on consumer behavior and judgment and decision-making, with a keen interest in both experimental methods and data science techniques. She holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Data Science from New York University Shanghai.

Tracy Burnett

Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Tracy uses qualitative methods founded in complexity theory and hierarchy theory to model the interlinked scales of coupled social-ecological systems. She conducted the majority of her research among nomads in Amdo, Tibet. She works to develop both theoretical and technological tools that support linguistic diversity and cultural resilience.

Elijah Mercer

Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
School of Information

Elijah, originally from Newark, New Jersey, now resides in San Francisco, California, dedicated to social and juvenile justice. With a Criminology degree from American University, he began as a research intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, focusing on the Digital Divide.

Teaching in Baltimore with Teach for America reinforced his belief in research and data for marginalized communities. In roles at the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, New York Police Department, and San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Elijah used data to combat crime. Now...

Amber Galvano

Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
Linguistics
Linguistics (sociophonetics, phonology)

I am a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics, with a focus in sociophonetics and phonology. In my research, I'm interested in how understudied speech communities (Andalusians, southern Spain; Lobi and Tonko Limba, West Africa) and often-relegated aspects of social identity (sexuality, gender normativity) can inform new approaches to theory and methodology and how we conceptualize the interfaces between linguistic subfields.

I'm also involved in language documentation/revitalization work for Lobi and the development of automated phonetic methods, particularly for...

Mingyu Yuan

Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
Linguistics

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics, with a focus on phonetics and phonology, specifically speech production in neuro-atypical populations. I use methods from Natural Language Processing in my day-to-day research.

Sahiba Chopra

Data Science Fellow 2024
Haas

I'm a PhD student in the Management and Organizations (Macro) group at Berkeley Haas. I have a diverse professional background, primarily as a data scientist across numerous industries, including fintech, cleantech, and media. I hold a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, an MS in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco, and an MS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

My research focuses on the intersection of inequality, technology, and the labor market. I am particularly interested in understanding how to reduce inequality in...

John Salchak

Data Science Fellow 2024
Political Science

I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science and I conduct empirical research on international and civil conflict. My work assesses the effects of U.S. security force assistance on partner state military design as well as the effects of foreign military interventions on subsequent dispute initiation between states.

I hold an MA from University of Chicago and a BA from George Washington University.

Jane (Mango) Angar

Data Science Fellow 2024
Political Science

Hi! I am a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at UC Berkeley. My dissertation traces the emergence of disability rights groups in Africa, focusing on Zambia and Malawi, and examines factors influencing their effectiveness. I use mixed methods, including archival work, field interviews, participant observation, and surveys for data collection.

My data analysis techniques include text analysis, social network analysis, means tests, and regressions. In my free time, I enjoy moderately difficult hikes, walks along the beach with my dog, Princess, and...

Yue Lin

Data Science Fellow 2024
Political Science

Yue is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis on Political Economy. Using mixed methods, she studies foreign lobbying, geopolitical risk, and economic security to understand when, how, and why multinational corporations become the targets and weapons of state power rivalry.

Christian Caballero

Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
Political Science

Christian Caballero is a Political Science PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on American politics and political behavior. In particular, he studies the ways in which social networks influence processes of political persuasion and democratic deliberation, as well as how political ideologies develop within subcultures.

He holds a B.A. in Politics and Sociology from New York University and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.