Privacy Program Manager
University of Michigan, BSE Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2012
University of Michigan, MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2013
After completing my MSE IOE, I joined the digital forensics team at a consulting company in SF where I had the opportunity to work with many different tech companies to improve the inefficiencies for how data flows. It was a rewarding experience that allowed me a wide breadth of interesting challenges and approaches to privacy as well as fun travel and exposure to meet new people. I pivoted in-house to FB’s privacy program where I now work directly with teams implementing privacy by design before products are launched. My engineering background has prepared me to quickly and critically think through product proposals and effectively communicate privacy by design requirements.
How does your Master’s degree differentiate you from others?
The MSE IOE program was tailored in an application-based model in that classes prompted interesting real-life complexities requiring students to tactically apply IOE principles. For example, I distinctly remember setting up an effort to analyze the ergonomic stress a person in the kitchen may encounter while executing a simple task as well as a model to analyze the efficiency of the university bus system. Both of these projects required students to be able to strategically design a data-driven project that in turn would be used to provide recommendations for improvements. By spending two years executing in this academic environment, I’ve been able to quickly adapt this mindset to my professional career.