This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Rebecca Ackerman

New York County Defender Services
Data Scientist
New York NY
Rebecca Ackerman is a data scientist, social science researcher, and technologist who focuses on using social science research to empower communities. She is a data scientist at New York County Defender Services, where she develops methods of determining what works in indigent defense. Before that, she worked at Case Commons, using data-driven design to transform child protective services through software improvement. In 2013, she was a Code for America fellow. She has also done program evaluation at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and organized with undocumented youth-led groups in Chicago. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Chicago.