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Marissa Gerchick


Marissa Gerchick is a data scientist and researcher focused on the intersection of technology and civil rights, especially related to machine learning and algorithmic decision-making systems. 

Marissa has worked on technology policy problems in civil society, in government, at machine learning startups, and at interdisciplinary research labs. As a 2022 Rebooting Social Media Assembly Fellow, Marissa created term tabs, a tool for querying definitions of tech-related terms in social media legislation introduced in the United States Congress and in enacted federal laws in the United States related to technology. Previously, Marissa was a Technology Fellow in the U.S. Senate through the TechCongress program, working on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee. Marissa has also worked at Hugging Face, where she worked on improving the documentation of machine learning models with model cards, and at the Stanford Computational Policy Lab, where she used statistical tools to analyze policy decisions. Marissa holds a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering (focused on Computational Social Science), both from Stanford University.


Aug 16, 2023

Not Just Semantics: Learning from Definitions in Technology Policy Proposals

Assembly Fellow Marissa Gerchick explains the state of affairs that motivated term tabs, her Assembly Fellowship project that aggregates and makes searchable important terms in…