Amen Ra Mashariki is the Global Director of the Data Lab at World Resources Institute. There he works across programs, international offices and centers to identify data solutions to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Amen Ra is also a Data + Digital fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation where he partners with academic, public and private sector thought leaders to shape best practices and strategies on how to use data to maximize impact in our communities.
Prior to this, Dr. Mashariki has served as Head of Machine Learning at Urbint, adjunct faculty at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), Fellow at the Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Head of Urban Analytics at Esri, Chief Analytics Officer for the City of New York Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics at the City of New York, White House Fellow, and Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Personnel Management of the United States.
Amen earned a Doctorate in Engineering from Morgan State University, as well as a Master and Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Howard and Lincoln University respectively.