Sara Kingsley

Sara Kingsley is a summer fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University, where she is advised by Dr. Rediet Abebe and Dr. Elena Glassman. Sara is also a PhD student in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where she is advised by Dr. Chinmay Kulkarni. Sara’s research interests include critical machine learning, mechanism design for social good and digital discrimination. Her research introduces and builds on insights in HCI and ML as well as microeconomic theory and econometrics. She is particularly interested in applying her graduate training in labor economics to study online job, credit and data markets. Prior to her PhD, Sara worked in the administration of President Barack H. Obama as a congressional officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, and in the United States Senate for Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. At CRCS, she is mentored by Rediet Abebe and Elena Glassman, and is working collaboratively with Ricardo Sandoval (Vanderbilt) to build a computational platform for social work.