Haifa Badi-Uz-Zaman is Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, where she leads the institute's education initiatives that include courses, fellowships, and convenings related to race and technology, arts and technology, AI education for K-12 audiences, and AI in global contexts.
Haifa is passionate about centering perspectives from minoritized communities in technology design and application, particularly voices from developing countries in Asia and Africa. As a first-generation college graduate from a Pashtun family, Haifa is a strong believer in the transformative power of higher education in empowering underrepresented minorities. At Stanford, Haifa has also managed research projects related to the impact of social media on democracy and elections at the Cyber Policy Center and the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She has previously worked with Citizen Schools in California and the Aga Khan Development Network in Kenya. Haifa has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and a master’s degree in international education policy from Harvard University.