Danica Yu is a technology fellow with the Future of Work(ers) team, where she works at the intersection of technology and building worker power. 

Before joining Ford, Danica worked on product development as an engineering program manager on Google Maps, focused on building tools for small businesses. She also contributed to hardware products at X, the moonshot factory, and to sustainability tools for policymakers on Google Earth. Outside of product development, she worked on staffing, diversity, and racial equity efforts for the company.

After working at Google, Danica pursued a master’s degree and completed her capstone research on AI ethics in Kenya, in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation. She also worked with Asian Americans Advancing Justice on facial recognition policy, immigration rights, and anti-hate advocacy.

Danica has a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.