Hi there, I'm Riley!

Currently, I’m exploring creative applications of deep learning at the Recurse Center in Brooklyn, NY. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in computer science. My pronouns are they/them.

Previously, I:

  • conducted machine learning and data science research for healthcare at the Clinical Research Informatics Core of Penn Medicine, and added neural networks to TPOT, an automated machine learning tool.

  • 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.

  • co-directed Hack4Impact, a 501c3 nonprofit that builds open-source software for social good, and was Technical Lead for projects with the ACLU and the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard.

  • developed and shipped full-stack web features as a hackNY fellow at edtech startup Skillshare.

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.

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