Tanvi Namjoshi

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

Major: Computer Science

Activities and Societies: Cornell Tech Policy LabSteminist Movement Cornell E-BoardWomen in Computing at Cornell 

I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. My interests lie in artificial intelligence, public policy, and the ethics of new and emerging technologies. I am particularly interested in exploring the how biased data can negatively influence A.I. applications, as well as how new technologies can be harnessed to strengthen communities. I was drawn to the Milstein Program because I believe the sciences and humanities are not mutually exclusive. The program allows me to explore my diverse interests and how they intersect through research and community-based student projects. 

At Cornell, I am an Milstein Research Fellow for the Cornell Tech Policy Lab. I am also on the outreach committee for The Steminist Movement’s Cornell chapter. I am passionate about making STEM, and particularly CIS, a more accessible field and have continued this endeavor by mentoring middle-school girls through WICC’s Girls Who Code program. 

Outside of academics I enjoy baking, hiking, and studying Kathak, a form of Indian classical dance. I was also very active in my debate community in high school, which sparked my passion for ethics and public policy, topics I hope to continue exploring here at Cornell.