Rashida Richardson, Advisory Council

Rashida Richardson

Rashida Richardson is an Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at Northeastern University. Rashida is a nationally recognized expert in the civil rights implications of artificial intelligence and technology policy more broadly.

Rashida is currently on leave to serve as Senior Counsel, Artificial Intelligence at Mastercard, and she has previously served as an Attorney Advisor to the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission and as a Senior Policy Advisor for Data and Democracy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Biden Administration.

Rashida has worked on a range of civil rights and technology policy issues at the German Marshall Fund, Rutgers Law School, AI Now Institute, the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU), and the Center for HIV Law and Policy.

Her work has been featured in the Emmy-Award Winning Documentary, The Social Dilemma, and in major publications like the New York Times, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and NPR (national and local member stations).

She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.