MiKayla joined HRDAG as a Data Science & Human Rights Intern, for a term lasting from June through August, 2022.

In her role at HRDAG, MiKayla worked across several projects, pushing them forward while gaining valuable data science skills in the organization’s work in Chicago, Puerto Rico, and Syria. She was first introduced to HRDAG through the Princeton’s Just Data Lab in the summer of 2021, where she worked with Patrick, Mimi and other Princeton students on a project to predict the location of hidden graves. Her main research interests are policing and police abolition.

She graduated from Princeton University in 2022 with a bachelor of arts in African American Studies and a certificate in Statistics in Machine Learning.

In October 2022, MiKayla joined the Vera Institute of Justice as a Research Analyst working on the Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration.

MiKayla is on LinkedIn. MiKayla’s 2022 reflection: HRDAG Retreat 2022

Our work has been used by truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, and non-governmental human rights organizations. We have worked with partners on projects on five continents.