Kavya Sreedhar, from Lake Oswego, Oregon, is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and business, economics, and management. Kavya aspires to advance the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence using hardware while managing their comprehensibility and keeping ethical considerations in mind through science policy. She interned with Microsoft’s Automated Machine Learning team, the technology incubator company Hard Valuable Fun, Intel’s wearables technology group, and Digimarc’s intellectual property team. As an undergraduate, she was awarded Caltech’s Physics 11 freshman research fellowship and did research with LIGO for her senior thesis. At Caltech, she chaired the Academics and Research Committee as the student government’s VP of Academic Affairs (shaping institute policy and programs) and was president of the Caltech Y (a volunteer and activism organization). She holds a second degree black belt in taekwondo and enjoys teaching the martial art as well as playing the piano in her free time.