I am a Technologist, Activist, and Writer based in Berlin, Germany and Charlottesville, Virginia. My background is in computational mathematics and research engineering. I also study far-right extremism and write often about the topic.
I am passionate about good technological citizenship and believe strongly in building an equitable internet that fosters collaboration, community, and autonomy. In this space you will find posts about math and technology, writings on politics, and whatever else I find reflects my view of the world. Thank you for stopping by.
-Emily

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— personal —

2019 Weekly Recap: Week 3

The time always goes so fast. This week was exceptionally productive and yet I still feel like I didn’t check enough off of my goals. Mentally, I’ve been exhausted. But I managed to clear some major stressors off my plate this week. I finished a piece on the Proud Boys that was long overdue and I needed to get it done. I gave a presentation at work recapping my most recent project, and I finished some slides for an upcoming internal work conference. I also got major work done on First Vigil, finishing some to-dos, like adding a writeup on the Dylann Roof violent fandom. You didn’t really need that sentence. No one needed that sentence. I can’t believe I had to write it. Nevertheless, some interesting things worth sharing this week. ...

2019 Weekly Recap: Week 2

This was the first full week of the year, so I get the sense that “back to work” was the theme of many people’s lives. For me, it also marked my return to Berlin, and with that came an exceptional amount of busywork. I’m only here for a short time before heading off to my next project for a bit, but I wanted to get some things in place this week. Between running errands and meeting up with friends whom I hadn’t seen in weeks, I hardly had time to breathe. I didn’t get as much done as I’d like, but given how busy I was, I am shocked by how much I accomplished. ...

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— projects —

Advancing Data Justice

I am an advisory board member of the Advancing Data Justice project, a collaboration between the Alan Turing Institute, the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), and individuals and communities across the globe.

Youth Equity and Sexuality Lab

I advise the Youth Equity and Sexuality Lab at Suffolk University, a research lab focused on promoting positive adolescent and young adult sexuality development; preventing sexual violence; and fighting fascism, cis-hetero-patriarchy, and white supremacy.

HowHateSleeps

A study of the daily lives of violent far-right actors using court records to peer inside their living spaces.

whentheycamedown

A people’s history of the removal of statues honoring racists, slave owners, and colonizers, largely during the Uprising in the Summer of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd.

I am an advisory board member of The Prosecution Project, a data-driven project studying the patterns of prosecution of extremism, terrorism, and political violence.

The opinions shared on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization listed above.

— key technologies —

python

Comfortable with many architectures and frameworks.

PostgreSQL

Can optimize and operate for complex workloads.

Apache Airflow

Can build complex dags and optimize workflows, familiar with metadata model.

Azure

I can set up most services with IaC and understand the basic concepts to a practical degree.

AZ-900 Certificate 2021

neo4j

Familiar with basic operations, data models, and Cypher syntax.
denotes recent progress. For a more complete overview, see my CV.

— languages —

English

American, Mother Tongue

Deutsch

Can engage in daily conversation.

B2 Zertifikat 2022 (Goethe Institut)

Español

Lapsed

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