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Marisa Syed

Marisa Syed is a freshman at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She currently serves as the Executive Director of The Justice Education Project, a premier national youth-led organization dedicated to prison reform action in public and government settings. Throughout her high school career, she has dedicated to working with other organizations and institutions in the fight for equality in Artificial Intelligence. Marisa’s work involves fighting racial bias in the algorithms in racial recognition tech that is being used in surveillance cameras across the United States. As the Chapter Lead of Encode Justice-New Jersey, she embarked on research regarding the use of software monitoring in schools and how it affects student safety across the state. Marisa believes in a world where artificial intelligence can be ethical, and that world starts with proper action and scrutiny on institutions using biased algorithms.

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