The Team

Each year, a new cohort of international researchers collaborate with industry experts to investigate new, pressing ethical considerations in technology use; honing methodologies, adding training tools and services to the GAEIA network and platform.

Management Team

Søren Juul Jørgensen
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Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University. Founder of the strategy firm ForestAvenue established in Silicon Valley, Brussels, and Copenhagen. Previously Consul General of Denmark for California and CEO for the Danish Innovation Center in Palo Alto focused on tech innovation and tech industry related engagement supporting startups, corporate innovation and research. Diplomat for the Danish foreign service and employed at international tech co’s such as Maersk Data and IBM (international sales and business. JD, taught law at the University of Copenhagen.

Elise St. John
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Heads academic collaborations at the Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) at California Polytechnic State University, where she manages digital innovation challenges with the World Bank. Holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Washington, with additional training in the implications of artificial intelligence for business from MIT. Expert in interdisciplinary, mixed-methods and policy research, with extensive experience examining equity issues, incentive policies and their implications.

Marquell Jackson
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Program Manager at GAEIA. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Information Systems at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Marquell also works as a DEI Ambassador for the admissions and recruitment department at Cal Poly and was a student assistant – event coordinator for admissions and recruitment.

Logan Schwarz

Heads technology and communications Strategy at GAEIA. He is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). He has also worked summers at Qualcomm building platforms for the modem performance team.

Andrew Pereira
+1 925 344 2289

Heads operations and communications at GAEIA. He received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Andrew also works as a staff member at the Center for Human Compatible AI (CHAI) at UC Berkeley and has collaborated with the Ethics + Emerging Sciences group at Cal Poly.

Spencer Cova

Head of Responsible Digital Leadership Podcast and Assistant Manager. Spencer received his Bachelor of Arts from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Philosophy as well as Science & Public Policy. He has worked closely with Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group while at Cal Poly on several projects. 

Kirsten Lockart-Hayt

Project manager for GAEIA’s ethical dilemma library. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in History and a certificate in Technical and Professional Communication from California Polytechnic State University. Kirsten also works for Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub and is pursuing a career in copyediting and technical writing.

Miriam Gabai

Bio Coming soon!