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Welcoming New Team Members and Roles at PAI

We are pleased to announce new team members and roles at the Partnership on AI (PAI), furthering our work in Inclusive Research and Design, Shared Prosperity, and AI Safety.

“I am delighted to welcome these new team members and congratulate those who are taking on new responsibilities at PAI,” said Rebecca Finlay, CEO. “Their expertise, passion, and creativity will accelerate our capacity to support our Partners and advance our mission.”

Tina M. Park becomes our new Head of Inclusive Research and Design, promoting equitable and inclusive research, program, and partnership practices throughout the organization. Most recently, as a PAI Research Fellow, Tina led PAI’s Methods for Inclusion initiative with Partners to identify practices for incorporating more diverse perspectives into the AI design and development process. A respected speaker and scholar, she brings a wealth of experience working in organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic development and public policy research; and curriculum development. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University.

PAI Research Fellow Stephanie Bell will be joining our team as the AI, Labor, and the Economy Program’s new Research Scientist. Stephanie is leading the design of corporate targets on responsible AI; her current research focuses on job quality and workers’ experiences of AI. Before joining PAI, Stephanie was a manager at McKinsey & Company, where she led projects on the future of work and economic development. She holds a DPhil in Politics and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

With regard to new roles and responsibilities, Christine Custis expands her current program portfolio to include our work on AI safety. In her new role as Head of Fairness, Accountability, Safety, and Transparency (FAST), Christine will ensure that our programming is integrated across our ABOUT ML, FTA, and Safety-Critical AI areas to maximize both our impact and alignment with Partner needs. Christine’s distinguished career includes over 20 years of experience with strategy, project management, and enterprise architecture. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Morgan State University.

Finally, we are delighted to announce that Madhulika Srikumar will grow her responsibilities as Program Lead for Safety-Critical AI, focussing on responsible publication of AI research and a forthcoming workstream on safety norms for AI products. Madhulika earned her LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where she was an Inlaks Foundation Scholar and a Cravath International Fellow.

Welcome to all of our new team members. Watch this space as we announce new openings to expand our capacity to collaborate with our Partners and advance positive outcomes for people and society.