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March 07, 2024

Announcing 2024 Members of USA for UNHCR’s Hive Advisory Board

Washington, DC (March 7, 2024) – USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is pleased to announce memberships of the organization’s 2024 Hive Advisory Board, which is comprised of technology and data experts and leaders in business, government, higher education, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and who share a commitment to the goals and objectives of the UN Refugee Agency.

The Hive Advisory Board works with The Hive, USA for UNHCR’s innovation lab, to advance USA for UNHCR’s mission. The Hive drives engagement with the American public in order to raise awareness and design solutions that address the needs of refugees through technology and data science innovations.

“Every member of the Hive Advisory Board is passionate about using their expertise to help The Hive and USA for UNHCR learn and expand ways to address the needs of refugees through data and technology,” said Seema D. Iyer, PhD, Senior Director of The Hive. “We are grateful and honored to be working with this exceptional group of leaders.”

The 2024 Hive Advisory Board includes the following talented leaders:

  • Muhammed Y. Idris, PhD (Chair) Morehouse School of Medicine, Founding Co-Director of the Center for Data Standards in Clinical Medicine
  • Hamutal Bernstein, PhD Urban Institute, Senior Fellow & Director of Program on Immigrants and Immigration
  • *Gotam Bhardwaj, Pairity, Co-Founder and Director of Engineering
  • Cameron Birge, Microsoft Philanthropies, Senior Program Manager Humanitarian Action
  • *Steven Blum, Kantar, Data Strategy Lead
  • Erin Coffman, PhD, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • *Hillary LP Eason, International Refugee Assistance Project, Director of Digital Resources, Products and Engagement 
  • Margaret Hung, Nike, Senior Director, Insights Governance
  • Khoa Ma Endless Frontier Labs, Associate Director
  • *Joanne Miguel, Accountability, Chief Product Officer
  • Adam Pritchard, Black Crow AI, Founder
  • *Rajiv Suri, PhD, Independent AI Expert
  • Liberty Vittert, Visiting Scholar Harvard University / Professor of the Practice of  Data Science – Washington University in St. Louis and USA for UNHCR Board Member
  • Dominica Zhu, U.S. Census Bureau, Head of Human Centered Innovation, Census Open Innovation Labs, and Founder of Global Wisdom Collective 

*New Members for 2024

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