Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

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  • Haifa Badi Uz Zaman

    Haifa Badi Uz Zaman

    Program Manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioHaifa Badi-Uz-Zaman is a Program Manager at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), where she leads the institute's education initiatives that have a diversity, equity and inclusion focus. Her portfolio includes HAI's courses, fellowships, and convenings on race and technology, arts and technology, AI education for K-12 audiences, and AI in global settings.

    Previously, Haifa managed the research and grant operations for the Program on Democracy and the Internet, jointly based at Stanford's Cyber Policy Center and the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She has also served as a Campus Director with Citizen Schools in San Jose, California where she managed STEM education programs at low-income public schools, while coaching a team of educators. She is a graduate of the International Education Policy program from Harvard's Graduate School of Education, which she attended as the Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholar awardee from Pakistan. Haifa holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with minors in International Studies and Governmental Studies from the American University of Sharjah. In the early years of her career, Haifa has worked as a Communications Associate for the Aga Khan Academies in Kenya and written for news publications in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

    Haifa is passionate about diversifying the higher education landscape through building programs that center minoritized perspectives with a decolonial, social justice lens grounded in equitable access and meaningful change. As a first generation college graduate from a Pashtun family who was born and raised in the Middle East, Haifa is a strong believer in the transformative power of education in empowering communities and bridging divides.