Emily Keller-O’Donnell

DSSG Program Manager

Emily Keller-O’Donnell is the program manager for the UW Data Science for Social Good summer program at the eScience Institute, which brings students, stakeholders, and data and domain researchers together to work on collaborative projects for societal benefit. Along with Dave Beck, she co-chairs the Environmental Impacts of Data Science Special Interest Group at the eScience Institute, which explores ways to incorporate sustainability principles into data, computer and information sciences, for practitioners and educators. 

Emily is the former research administrator for the Responsibility in AI Systems & Experiences (RAISE) group, program manager for the Urbanalytics unit in the Information School, and UW program manager for the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, a partnership with the University of British Columbia. These initiatives are directed or co-directed by Professor Bill Howe. 

Prior to joining the UW, Emily was the project coordinator for ethics in big data research at Data & Society Research Institute, where she co-authored papers on ethical challenges around web scraping, anonymization and secondary data use, and provided editorial and logistical support to the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society. 

Emily has an MA in Journalism from the City University of New York, and a BA in Social and Historical Inquiry from The New School. As a journalist, she has published articles and videos on local government, transportation accessibility, flood mitigation, corporate responsibility, and urban planning.