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April Chen


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Passionate about data science for social and economic advancement.

April Chen is a Data Scientist who is passionate about leveraging data science to inform policies that advance equity, justice, and climate goals. Her area of expertise is in impact measurement of policies, campaigns, and product strategy with experimentation, causal inference, and statistical / machine learning models.

As a PIF at the Executive Office of the President, April’s work has focused around measuring the equitable distribution of federal funding, and developing policies to ensure access to federal resources for underserved communities. She is currently supporting the National Climate Task Force to measure progress against the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goals, and use data to identify and address bottlenecks in the clean energy transition.

Prior to PIF, April was a Senior Data Scientist at Lyft, where she developed models for algorithmic pricing and marketplace strategy. Prior to Lyft, April led a research and development team at Civis Analytics, which developed software to measure and optimize campaigns, used in U.S. presidential elections and mission-focused organizations.

April is a first generation American who was born in Taishan, China and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Economics.