DEIB @ Berkeley I School

2021-10-29T09:00:00 - 2021-10-29T11:00:00
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us to learn about our amazing and inclusive community - including a diverse representation of students from all our degree programs, our renowned faculty and their socially impactful research, and the invaluable resources and support available to you at the I School and at UC Berkeley. The I School embraces all pathways and backgrounds, and we hope you will be able to envision yourself as part of our special I School community.


9:00–9:30 am Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)
Catherine Cronquist Browning, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs, Equity & Inclusion
9:30–10:15 am Community Panel
10:15–10:45 am Breakout Session with Faculty
10:45–11:00 am Tips on Navigating the Graduate Application Process


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Faculty Profiles

Assistant Professor of Practice Morgan Ames teaches Behind the Data: Humans and Values (W231). Her research interests include the ideological origins of inequality in the technology world, with a focus on utopianism, childhood, and learning. Professor Ames is the Associate Director of Research for the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CTSP). She is also the MIDS Gender Equity Advisor and is committed to supporting equity and inclusion, especially as it relates to gender and intersectional diversity.

Assistant Professor of Practice Daniel Aranki teaches Privacy Engineering (W233). His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their applications in the fields of healthcare, privacy and information disclosure, health tele-monitoring, and cybersecurity. Professor Aranki is also the Executive Director of the Berkeley Telemonitoring Project.

Assistant Professor of Practice Michael Rivera teaches Research Design and Applications for Data and Analysis (W201). His research interests include immigration policy, political representation, race & ethnic politics, and American voter behavior, especially in how campaigns and non-partisan groups can use data science to increase turnout among minority and low propensity voters. Professor Rivera is also the current MIDS Equity and Inclusion Advisor and helps ensure that students experience an inclusive classroom environment.

Community Panel

Caleb Albornoz is a current MICS student working as a Full-Stack Software Engineer at Wipro Limited. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.Sc. in computer science and mathematics.

Jade Clarke is a second-year MIMS student focusing on product management. She is also the VP of Academic Affairs for the Information Management Student Association and part of the inaugural cohort of I School Graduate Scholars. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with B.A. in cultural anthropology and worked as a Technical Product Manager at Walmart over the summer.

Srishti Mehra is a current MIDS student focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence. She is also the MIDS DEIB Student Representative for the I School and is working as a Data Scientist at Glucosia. Srishti graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.Sc. in computer science.

Seyi Olojo is a current Ph.D. student focusing on the sociology of quantification, political ecology, and algorithmic accountability. She is also part of the inaugural cohort of I School Graduate Scholars. Seyi graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in environmental policy and was previously a Data Analyst at Xandr.

Last updated: October 25, 2021