Charlotte Stanton

🇺🇸  San Francisco

Charlotte Stanton is a program manager in the Research & Innovation division of Google Health. Before Google, Charlotte was the inaugural director of the Silicon Valley office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a fellow in Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program, where her work concerned the geopolitical implications of machine learning and the legal, ethical, and efficacy dimensions of synthetic media. Prior to Carnegie, she held research appointments at the University of California, Berkeley and the Carnegie Institution for Science, where she studied, respectively, the medium-term policy implications of AI and the efficacy of California’s actions on climate. Previously, as an interdisciplinary doctoral student at Stanford University, she co-authored five peer-reviewed articles spanning public policy, applied economics, and sustainability science. Prior to her academic roles, she worked for the United Nations (UN), based in Kenya, leading projects across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, with partners in government, industry, research, and nonprofit organizations. At the UN, she persuaded policymakers in the Ugandan government and the UN to back the first-ever randomized controlled trial in the Global Environment Facility’s $3.4 billion portfolio. The trial’s success was published in Science and covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, and PBS Newshour, among others. She received her BA from Princeton University, her MA from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and her PhD from Stanford.