Head of Research & Advisory
Yolanda leads research and advisory projects across AI governance and policy topics including the global governance of AI, ethics, safety & security, mitigating the social & economic impacts of AI, and more. She also leads research and projects on AI innovation in developing countries and AI for the UN SDGs. This includes advising national AI strategies and the AI Commons initiative. Beyond research and advisory, Yolanda directs graduate-level and executive education courses on AI policy and governance at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, IE University in Madrid and the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai.
Yolanda has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and Bachelors degrees in Economics and European Studies from Barnard College at Columbia University with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Yolanda previously advised Fortune 500 multinationals on machine learning, innovation and market entry strategy as a business strategy consultant in Copenhagen. She also worked on digital trade and regulation at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and authored several reports on global labor markets at The Conference Board in New York. Yolanda speaks English, French, Romanian, Turkish and Italian.