Julia Rhodes Davis is Director of Partnerships for the Partnership on AI. Julia joins the Partnership from DataKind, where she most recently served as Managing Director of Capital and Growth. Prior to that, Julia was a partner at Citizen Engagement Laboratory, an incubator and accelerator for tech-fueled social impact startups. Her primary expertise is bringing together diverse coalitions of interests to promote responsible technology.

At DataKind, Julia oversaw organizational growth and built an ecosystem of corporations (including Microsoft, Google, and Mastercard); foundations (including the Gates Foundation and the Omidyar Network); and 18,000 technologists and social sector experts to accelerate solutions to challenges such as climate and energy, global health, education, and democratic freedom. Julia launched DataKind’s first issue-based portfolio, which generated actionable insights and effective responses for project partners focusing on protecting and promoting democratic freedom. Highlights included addressing hate crime prevention, in concert with the Southern Poverty Law Center, and improving service provision for immigrant communities, in collaboration with Immigrant Action Network, among others.

Julia holds a BA with honors from Columbia University and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Max, and their rescue pup, Arlot, where they co-own Oakland Yard, a wine shop and tasting bar that builds your palate while building community.

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