Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)


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  • Marisa Medina MacAskill

    Marisa Medina MacAskill

    Program Manager - Finance & Research Administration | Faculty & Academic Affairs, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioMarisa MacAskill joined the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) in January 2020. She currently serves as the Program Manager for Finance & Research Administration and Faculty & Academic Affairs after, most recently, filling the role as the inaugural HAI Education Program Manager. Marisa started her career at Stanford in 2017 as the Fellowships and Student Programs Manager for the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) where she delivered academic programming, managed admissions, and supported research and learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Prior to Stanford, Marisa was the Assistant Director for Administration and Programming at the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College where she worked on strategic initiatives, international programming, and student/faculty grants. Marisa also served as a seasonal reader for Oxy’s Admissions Office and as a strategic planning analyst for the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

    Marisa holds an MA in International Relations from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Nestor Maslej

    Nestor Maslej

    Research Manager, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioNestor Maslej is a Research Manager at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). In this position, he manages the AI Index and Global AI Vibrancy Tool. Nestor also leads research projects that study AI in the context of technical advancement, ethical concerns and policymaking. In developing tools that track the advancement of AI, Nestor hopes to make the AI space more accessible to policymakers.

    Nestor also speaks frequently about trends in AI. He has delivered presentations about the AI Index to teams at the World Economic Forum, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and Global Arena Research Institute. Nestor has also testified to the Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the use and impact of facial recognition technology in Canada.

    Prior to joining HAI, Nestor worked in Toronto as an analyst in several startups. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2021 with an MPhil in Comparative Government, where he used machine learning methodologies to study the Canadian Indian Residential schooling system and Harvard College in 2017 with an A.B. in Social Studies.

  • Holly Elizabeth McCall

    Holly Elizabeth McCall

    Policy Program Coordinator, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioHolly McCall is the Policy Coordinator at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). She works with policy programs centered around emerging technology, and provides operational support for the policy research manager. The policy team seeks to connect AI technology research and policy communities.

    Holly transferred to HAI, from Stanford School of Engineering, Office of the Dean, and has worked in a variety of settings in the non-profit and philanthropy world. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from Florida State University and a B.A. in Business Administration at Andrews University.