Briana Vecchione is a data scientist specializing in civic tech and a strong advocate for fairness, transparency, and inclusion in technology. Currently, she works with Microsoft's Civic Technology & Innovation team and NASA Datanauts. Previously, Briana’s worked on various projects through Microsoft Research, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, ABB, Square, & Wogrammer NY. She’s an award-winning scholar with organizations like the National Science Foundation, the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Anita Borg Institute.
An avid public speaker, Briana has been seen at venues like Bloomberg, Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cornell Tech, and Carnegie Mellon. She was also a founder of one of Lean In’s first Computer Science & Engineering circles. Briana holds a BS in computer science with high honors from Pace University.
In her free time, Briana gives workshops on security and online privacy to at-risk communities in the New York City area.