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AI for Good

Meet the team defining the way AI is conceived and applied to make the world a better place.

Core Team

James Hodson

James Hodson

Chief Executive Officer
James is the AI for Good Foundation's Co-founder and CEO, who has previously spearheaded Artificial Intelligence initiatives at a number of global firms, and has built successful (and sustainable) for-profit ventures in a variety of industries.
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Tia Christopher

Tia Christopher

Chief Operating Officer
Tia joined AI for Good in 2020 as VP of Operations. She has a background in non-profit policy and management and most recently worked as an independent fund development and strategic growth consultant.
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Anastassia Fedyk

Chief Economist
Anastassia Fedyk is a Professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Her research lies at the intersection of behavioral economics and technology, with a specific emphasis on using large unstructured data to understand economic outcomes. Anastassia is a member of the International Expert Group on Sanctions against Russia, a founding member of Economists for Ukraine, and an expert in negotiations and strategy.
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Lindsey Asis

Lindsey Asis

Director of Programs
Lindsey specializes in policy and sustainability, and has been with AI for Good since 2020. Lindsey has worked in the non-profit sector, on city and congressional campaigns, and in state-level government.
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Ralf Bremer Director of Web Design

Ralf Bremer

Director of Web Design
With a career spanning over two decades, Ralf is an expert in UX/UI Design, Web Design & Motion Design. He has worked with small and big clients from all over the globe, building user-friendly applications & bringing websites to life.
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Eliot Frazier

Eliot Frazier

Director of AI Infrastructure
From his work as a senior research scientist at Cognism, Eliot has a wealth of experience building complex NLP and Network-based models. Prior to beginning a career in AI, Eliot's route through academia specialized in computational astrophysics
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Andy Spezzatti

AI/ML Special Projects Lead
Andy is an AI engineer, data scientist, and tech lead, having experience developing data products at Genentech and multiple startups. Andy has a master's in data science and operations research from UC Berkeley and a master's in applied mathematics and computer science from Ecole Centrale Paris.
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Ruchir Sachdev

Digital Assets Lead
Ruchir has worked as Creative Director and Brand Consultant with leading global advertising agencies in Europe and Asia across clients such as Lexus, HSBC, P&G, Adidas, and Pernod Ricard.
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Ai for good team member Adam Mincks

Adam Mincks

Research & Policy Associate
Adam is a graduate student at the University of Melbourne studying International Development with a focus on conservation and sustainability. He enjoys reading, exploring different environments and cultures, and is always down for a spontaneous adventure.
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Angela Higley

Sr. Project Manager
Angela joins AI for Good with a dynamic background in the nonprofit sector, film and television production, international relations and cross-cultural communication. Originally from San Francisco, California, Angela now calls San Miguel de Allende, Mexico home.
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Ai for good team member Catherine Li

Catherine Li

Outreach Coordinator
Catherine joins AI for Good with diverse experience working in project management and operations roles in various industries across public and private sectors. She is passionate about empowering others and believes in the intersection of technology and policy to do so.
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Dr. Randon Taylor

Visiting Scholar
Randon is a medical and health sociologist , and has conducted domestic and international research projects examining the many ways to produce better health and well-being outcomes among varying populations. Integrating public health and technology is his primary concern as well as advocating for responsible and ethical uses of artificial intelligence.
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Ai for good team member Kat Weideman

Kat Weideman

Office Manager
Kat is mom to two teenage daughters and a 6 year old son. She enjoys working out and teaches a cardio kickboxing class. In her professional life, she enjoy helping others manage and organize their daily tasks and assist with making sure processes are implemented and being utilized.
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Ai for good team member Pedro Gonçalves

Pedro Gonçalves

Web Developer
Pedro specializes in front-end development, and has a passion for technology and working on innovative projects. Originally from Portugal, he now lives in Mexico.
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Raeda Zleik

AI/ML Special Projects Associate
Raeda Zleik is a dedicated and highly motivated Information Technology analyst (Senior IT analyst) with 3+ years experience in system analyst and implementation and application support in not-for-profit settings.
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Fellows & Interns

Chi Yun AI Research Fellow

Chi Yun Chen

AI Research Fellow
Chi Yun is currently a graduate student in the Data Analytics Master program at George Washington University (GWU). She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Biotechnology from National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan. Chi Yun is interested in applying data science and machine learning to solve the environmental, climate change, agriculture, and food industry problems and create a sustainable system.
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Tenzin Migmar

Tenzin Migmar

ML Research and Sustainable AI Policy Intern
Tenzin is an innovator and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence. Previously, she's worked on projects such as ecosystem preservation using satellite imagery, air quality monitoring with data visualization, building out a framework proposal for improving internet access in rural communities in Bihar, India and worked as an AI ethics research fellow. Tenzin is driven by a combination of excitement for the future, technology and impact on the world.
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Sajeda Amro

Sustainable AI Policy Intern
Sajeda is Masters degree holder for Human Rights and Development from Jordan. She is striving to bring the ethical component of AI in the Middle East and passionate to support educational systems with this knowledge and awareness.
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Mariana Rufin Sustainable Development Policy Fellow

Mariana Rufin

Sustainable Development Policy Fellow
I am a recent graduate of Syracuse University, where I majored in Political Science and Environment, Sustainability, and Policy. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work with all of the bright minds at AI for Good, and explore how Artificial Intelligence intersects with sustainable urban growth and the global food economy.
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Bessie O'dell Sustainable Development Policy Fellow

Bessie O'dell

Sustainable Development Policy Fellow
Bessie hails from North Wales (UK), is a DPhil Student in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. Her current research is focused on the bioethics of using clinical Artificial Intelligence to treat major depressive disorder, and she has previously studied for degrees in developmental neuroscience, law, criminology and history. Bessie is also passionate about working towards the UN SDGs.
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Board & Committee Members

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Rayid Ghani

Member of the Board of Directors
Rayid Ghani is a Distinguished Career Professor in the Machine Learning Department and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is focused on increasing the use of large-scale AI/Machine Learning/Data Science in equitably solving public policy and social challenges.
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Marko Grobelnik

Board Observer
Marko works as a researcher in AI Lab at Jozef Stefan Institute. Marko is the Slovenia’s digital champion at European Commission and part of the OECD AI expert group.
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James Hodson

James Hodson

CEO & Member of the Board of Directors
James co-founded and serves as the CEO of the AI for Good Foundation. Previously, James directed AI research at Bloomberg in New York, leading a team of 20 in a rich cross-disciplinary research agenda.
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Abe Hsuan

Board Observer
Abe Hsuan is the co-founder and partner of Irwin & Hsuan LLP with clients on four continents. He has co-founded and helmed a funded startup that developed AI natural language processing tools for top NY-based news organizations.
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Mark Minevich, Chair of the Executive Committee

Mark Minevich

Chair of the Executive Committee, Board Observer
Mark joined AI for Good Foundation in 2022 as the first Chair of the Executive Committee and Board Observer. Mark is a highly regarded and trusted Digital Cognitive Strategist, Artificial Intelligence expert, Venture Capitalist, and the principal founder and President of Going Global Ventures.
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Claudia Perlich

Member of the Board of Directors
Claudia Perlich served as a chief scientist at Two Sigma, where she was responsible for the reliable estimation of targeting models and the supervision of a real-time scoring engine that identified the target segments of browsers. Since 2011, Claudia has worked as an adjunct professor teaching Data Mining in the M.B.A. program at the New York University Stern School of Business.
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Achim Rettinger

Member of the Board of Directors
Achim Rettinger studied Computer Science at Universität Koblenz, the Artificial Intelligence Center at University of Georgia, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute at University of Alberta. Since 2019, Achim Rettinger has been a full professor at Trier University, where he started the research group on Knowledge Representation Learning.
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Michael Witbrock

Chairman & Member of the Board of Directors
Michael co-founded the AI for Good Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. Michael is currently a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Auckland.
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