Swetha Pola

5th Year MIDS Student 2021


My research interests include investigating, preventing, and healing longitudinal behavioral health needs of underserved populations. My approaches to data science and healthcare are informed by principles of transformative justice, ethical AI, and radical transparency.

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 UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty with statistical analysis, data science, and intelligent research design for computational social science applications
  • 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 5th Year MIDS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging student representative through which I faciltiate programs such as a monthly Womxn & GNC in 5YMIDS coffee hour.


Last updated:

June 14, 2021