“My McCourt education helped me understand that data is human,” said Adari. “It isn’t enough, as a data scientist, to have a technically strong background; it needs to be coupled with domain knowledge in order to have the greatest impact.”
“Through the USDC program, I am leveraging data science to help solve large public policy problems in an equitable manner, reducing barriers and ensuring that data is being used to help, not harm,” she said.
As a graduate student at McCourt, Adari focused her research on racial equity, technology policy and the intersection of the two. She was an inaugural Racial Equity Fellow of the D.C. Council Office of Racial Equity, as well as a data science intern for the Development Impact Evaluation team of the World Bank.