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Brandeis Marshall

Brandeis Marshall
2021 Digital Civil Society Lab Practitioner Fellow
Project Title:
Shaping a Democratized Data Workforce

Brandeis Marshall is an education activist, scholar, and data justice advocate. Originally trained as a computer scientist, her work sits at the intersection of data/AI ethics, data engineering and culturally responsive pedagogy. She is the CEO of DataedX, a talent development firm advancing the data science capabilities of the everyday professional and co-leads BeyondOne, a data learning community for Black women. Brandeis regularly instructs, mentors, speaks and studies the racial, gender and socioeconomic impact of data in technology. She worked as a Technical Advisor to the Deep Fakes Accountability Act introduced to the US House of Representatives. Brandeis is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

Brandeis frequently supports broadening participation in computing and data science initiatives. She serves as an Advisor to Black in AI and AIandYou non profit organizations. Brandeis has also served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education, co-organized the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Forum on Health and National Security: Ethical Use of Big Data for Healthy Communities and a Strong Nation and co-ran the Broadening Participation in Data Mining Program.

What is your research focus?
Data+AI ethics, data education, data equity practice, data talent development.

How do you plan to change the world?
To democratize culturally responsive data instruction and empower all with that data understanding.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
I took my first ballet class when I was 3 years old.  

What is music/film/art that represents who you are?
Hidden Figures (2017).