Leah M. Friedman is a researcher and dance artist from Philadelphia. Since graduating from Drexel in 2019, Leah has worked at the intersection of artificial intelligence, educational technology, and social sciences with Dr. Erin Walker at University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Integrative Research in the Computing and Learning Sciences. During her time at Drexel, Leah conducted research with Dr. Erin Solovey on neuroadaptive educational technology and with Dr. Alison Kenner on responsible innovation of technical systems. As a dancer, Leah has performed and worked with Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company, #dbdanceproject, and Waheedworks, and has presented work in Philly FringeArts (2021) and more. Leah is also a volunteer researcher with community groups in Philly fighting for more just revenue building and fairer distribution of city resources. In August 2022, Leah will begin a Ph.D. program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD) at Arizona State University, and is grateful to receive support from NSF’s GRFP. Broadly, she is interested in understanding how our existing methods of innovation co-create/emerge from/perpetuate societal trends, and how public visions of technological futures can inform more responsible research.
Last updated: April 2022