Lisa Einstein North America 2021

Lisa Einstein works to expand access to impactful digital tools and mitigate harms from emerging technologies. She was Stanford’s first dual master’s degree recipient in computer science and international cyber policy. While at Stanford, she led H.R. McMaster’s research team on emerging technologies and geopolitics, contributed to a forthcoming book on trust and safety engineering, and conducted research on AI-augmented education and algorithmic decision support tools for humanitarian evacuations.

Previously, Lisa taught physics to over 600 students as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Guinea. With some of her students, she co-founded Association des Jeunes pour la Défense des Droits des Enfants (AJDE), a Guinean NGO that promotes girls’ education and combats early marriage and gender-based violence. She received her BA from Princeton in physics and dance and danced professionally for several years, including with Camille A. Brown and Dancers.