Hi there, I'm Riley!
was a Google News Lab Fellow at ProPublica, where I co-authored and conducted data analysis for an investigative piece, Black Patients Miss Out On Promising Cancer Drugs, and published its accompanying data methodology. Our piece was awarded the AACR Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism, as well as SABEW Best in Business Honorable Mention for Health/Science.
built a data preprocessing pipeline for natural language processing and machine learning at Textio from scratch, used in production on hundreds of millions of text documents.
Beyond that, I:
founded and maintain an online community for queer and trans people of color in tech -- please contact me if you would like to be added! :-)
spearheaded and facilitated the first state town hall in Pennsylvania to center the voices of the queer and Asian community, backed by the Governor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs.
I’ve worked in research, startups, and nonprofits. I'm passionate about machine learning, civil rights advocacy, music and art.