Ria Calcagno (she/her) joins CR to develop a consumer protection agenda that will address new harms that may emerge from the wider deployment of large language models (LLMs). Ria is an undergraduate student at Stanford University majoring in political science and minoring in computer science. She is currently a Stanford Tech Ethics and Policy Fellow, and she recently worked on tech policy as part of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Judiciary Committee team. Ria has founded and/or led several organizations to effect change in her community, including Stanford Disability Alliance, Stanford Democrats, and March For Our Lives Stanford. Ria has also worked across other areas, including disability and education research, political campaigns, investing, and startup business development. Ria is passionate about strengthening democracy through the ethical use of AI.

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