Renata Barreto-Montenegro

PhD Designated Emphasis in STS

UC Berkeley School of Law,
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Designated Emphasis in STS
Affiliation period: August 2016 -
Degrees JD / PhD :: University of California, Berkeley (2022)
B.A. International Economics & Political Science :: Reed College (2013)

Research Areas

AI Ethics, Emerging Technologies and Justice, Machine Learning & Bioethics

Renata Barreto is pursuing a JD / PhD at Berkeley Law with a Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. Broadly, her research focuses on AI ethics, technology law, and computational social science. More specifically, Renata is interested in understanding how algorithmic bias impacts marginalized communities and developing scalable interventions for technology companies. She has interned at Twitter and Facebook, where she worked on applications of fairness in machine learning concepts, and the Center for Privacy and Technology, where she examined the impact of computer vision systems on people of color. Renata has been awarded the Tech for Social Good Fellowship, the Humanity in Action Fellowship, and the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Renata speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese fluently.

last updated: January 26th, 2024