Yolanda is an AI Policy & Ethics Researcher at The AI Initiative of The Future Society, a think-and-do-tank incubated at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on governance and policy to shape the rise of AI to benefit society broadly while mitigating societal risks, including algorithmic bias, fairness, inclusion, privacy, security, safety, and impact on employment and inequality.
Yolanda has a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School) and a Bachelor's in Economics from Columbia University in New York City. Yolanda previously advised Fortune 500 multinationals on innovation and market entry strategy as a business consultant in Copenhagen. She also worked on digital trade and regulation at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.