Pamela Chen is a creative director who began her career as a photojournalist with a concentration in mathematics, a path which continues to shape her work exploring the intersection of culture, design and technology. Over the past 15 years, she has been a builder at three institutions: Instagram, National Geographic and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. She has the unique distinction of running both of the two largest social media accounts in the world between 2012-2018, during a pivotal era when platforms scaled from human-powered content discovery to algorithmic content personalization.
Pamela is currently inaugural Human-Centered AI and JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University researching how viral visual content creators impact the design of algorithmically personalized recommendation systems (and vice versa).
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