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In this interview series, Columbia University Data for Good Scholars tell us about their experience working with Rights CoLab to automate research on the financial materiality of corporate labor practices to improve sustainability standard setting. Click on the photos, below, to access the interviews. 

Raiha Khan: “It’s been a huge learning experience.”

Isha Shah: “During the high-ambiguity research phase it can be helpful to remember that tangible outcomes are on the horizon.”

Jittisa (Jane) Kraprayoon: “This experience allowed me to witness firsthand how the fields of data science and human rights intersect – or can intersect productively”

Jay Trevino: “The project taught me more about the field of data science than I could have imagined.”

Yuwen Zhang: “As soon as I came across Rights CoLab’s project reports, I was taken by the fresh and ingenious approach of using natural language processing techniques to tackle complex societal issues.”

Catalina Ramos: “It is great to witness how data science can be applied, and I have enjoyed working with such talented people.”