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Elaine is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where she studies private sector data collection and information sharing for public good purposes. She is a 2018-2019 Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society working on privacy and security implications of sensor data collection and sharing.

She previously served as the Co-Director of the Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP) from 2016-2018, and received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Her dissertation studies how private sector research practices and information sharing between industry and academia may shape the national R&D ecosystem.

Prior to joining the I School, Elaine was a Science Policy Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington D.C., which is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) that supports the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as well as the NSF and other agencies. Elaine holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with highest honors and a Dean’s Honored Graduate distinction.