Lauren Chambers

School of Information

Lauren Chambers is a Ph.D. student at the Berkeley School of Information, where she studies the intersection of data, technology, and sociopolitical advocacy with Prof. Deirdre Mulligan. Previously Lauren was the staff technologist at the ACLU of Massachusetts, where she explored government data in order to inform citizens and lawmakers about the effects of legislation and political leadership on our civil liberties. Lauren received her Bachelor's from Yale in 2017, where she double-majored in astrophysics and African American studies, and she spent two years after graduation in...

Jane Angar

Political Science

Mango Jane Angar is a Political Science Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on Political Violence and Disability Politics. In particular, she examines how state institutions, society, and disabled persons organizations conceptualize and define disability.

Ini Umosen


Ini is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics. She studies topics in labor economics and the economics of education using applied econometrics methods. Current work in progress includes evaluating the impact of school choice systems and investigating gender and racial bias on gig platforms. She is a former Graduate Research Fellow at the California Policy Lab. She has also been a tutor for econometrics, labor economics, and macroeconomics.

Leah Lee

Data Science Fellow
Integrative Biology

I am a PhD candidate in the department of Integrative Biology. My research interest is at the intersection of biomechanics, entomology, and physiology. Currently I am studying how beetles use their shield-like forewings called elytra for flight, thermoregulation, and protection. Prior to UC Berkeley, I worked as a research assistant at Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), studying algae phylogenetics. I received my B.A. in Biology and Mathematics from Swarthmore College.

Farnam Mohebi

Data Science Fellow
Haas School of Business

I am currently a PhD student at the Haas School of Business, having previously completed my MD-MPH. I focus on the intersection of healthcare and management, driven by a deep interest in understanding the embedded meanings in medical literature. I am also interested in physician-scientists' narratives of clinical artificial intelligence. Additionally, I study the impact of management practices on physicians. My work is guided by my background in healthcare and a commitment to improving organizational practices within the field.

Emma Turtelboom

Data Science Fellow

I am a PhD student in the Astronomy department, and I study planets outside our own solar system. I'm interested in learning how the properties of host stars affect planetary systems. In my free time, I love swimming, hiking, reading, and baking.

Sharon Green

Data Science Fellow

Sharon Green is an epidemiologist and sociologist who studies population health. Her research examines how policies influence health disparities, how migration affects migrant-sending areas, and how social determinants shape mid- and late-life health inequities. Her work has been published in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, and American Journal of Public Health. Sharon earned her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology and her MPH from Columbia University as well as her BA from Johns Hopkins...

Leïla Njee Bugha

Data Science Fellow
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Leïla Njee Bugha is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Agriculture and Resources Economics department. She studied at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay and at Sciences Po Paris in France, before starting a career in the field of program evaluation of public policies. Most recently, she worked as a Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, evaluating childhood nutrition and social protection programs in West Africa. As a PhD student, she specializes in development and labor economics, with a focus on understanding the barriers to...