Dominique Duval-Diop is the Chief Data Scientist of the United States. She is an accomplished policy analyst, data scientist, and economic geographer, who has used data analytics and geospatial analysis to drive equitable decision-making as well as policy and program design. As the Chief Data Scientist of the United States and co-chair of the Equitable Federal Funding Interagency Working Group of the NSTC Subcommittee on Equitable Data, Dominique is working at the nexus of data, tech, and equity to help build the capacity of federal agencies to use data and technology to drive equity in infrastructure investments and other federal funding programs.
Prior to her current role, Dominique served as the Deputy U.S. Chief Data Scientist. Before joining the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Dominique was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow and later served as Associate Director of Gender and Social Inclusion at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she worked to advance the agency’s use of data analytics and geospatial analysis to drive the equitable impact of international infrastructure programs in countries including Senegal, Mozambique, Tunisia, and the Solomon Islands. She was also a board member of the Equity and Inclusion Campaign. In addition to her work on equitable data, Dominique enjoys mentoring the next generation of diverse data scientists, visualizing the future in art, and exploring nature.
Dominique holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University, a Master of Public Administration in Urban and Environmental Policy from Columbia, and a PhD in Economic Geography from Louisiana State University.
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