Wilneida Negrón is a technology fellow with Ford Foundation’s gender, racial, and ethnic justice team. Prior to Ford, Wilneida worked as a political scientist-technologist with a national and global perspective, developing platforms to increase access to justice for vulnerable communities, conducting research on the impact of technology and data on political participation in emerging democracies, and mobilizing multi-stakeholder coalitions to address issues arising from our increasing socio-technical world.
Wilneida also works with foundations on developing a public interest technology pipeline, providing mentoring and strategic guidance to private sector technologists looking to use their skills for social good. She’s an Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice were she teaches courses on human rights and international organizations. She has a PhD in Comparative politics, specializing in social and political implications of emerging technologies in East Asia and Latin America, Masters in Public Administration, and MPhil on International and Global Affairs. She was part of the second cohort of fellows at Data & Society Research Institute and is currently an affiliate fellow there.