Amen Ra Mashariki

Director, AI and Data Strategies

Amen Ra Mashariki is the Director, AI and Data Strategies at the Bezos Earth Fund, where he works to identify strategies and solutions that will help environmental justice organizations use data to solve complex issues. Dr. Mashariki was previously the Global Director of the AI Lab at the World Resources Institute. He has also served as Head of Machine Learning at Urbint, adjunct faculty at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), and Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Dr. Mashariki served as the first Chief Analytics Officer for the City of New York under the de Blasio administration and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics. He was appointed to be a White House Fellow and the Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Personnel Management of the United States in the Obama Administration. Amen earned a Doctorate in Engineering from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Howard and Lincoln University, respectively.

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