Swetha Pola

5th Year MIDS Student 2021


Hi there! I'm a current 5th Year Master of Information & Data Science student at the Berkeley I-school. I also hold my Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.

At a glance, here are some things I've deeply enjoyed working on:

  • Currently a Data Science Fellow with the D-Lab, working to support data for health research projects through computational social science methods
  • First and sole Product Manager at Umba where I drove product development, beta-tested, and led the rollout of 5 core digital bank product features creating a brand new product experience for total active base of 300,000+ Kenyan users
  • Built sustainable, trauma-informed healing programs reaching and supporting 400+ survivors of sexual violence & first-responders on the UC Berkeley campus through the PATH To Care Center

I also currently serve as the elected 5th Year Cohort Representative as well as the elected 5th Year MIDS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging student representative at the I-school through which I launched and faciltiate programs such as a monthly Womxn & GNC in 5YMIDS coffee hour and the 5YMIDS Applicant Feedback Program.

Find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swetha-pola/

Last updated:

September 18, 2021