Haifa Badi-Uz-Zaman is a Program Manager on the policy and society team at Stanford HAI where she leads the institute’s emerging work on AI in the social sector, and AI in the global south. Haifa is interested in empowering social sector leaders with the knowledge that they need to more effectively influence AI design, policy and regulation. At HAI, she also aims to build bridges to connect the institute’s work with the needs of global south countries through research, education and outreach activities. Haifa has a master's degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University, which she attended as the Aga Khan Foundation's International Scholar from Pakistan. She has previously managed research and education programs at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Citizen Schools California, and the Aga Khan Development Network in Kenya. Haifa is a native Pashto speaker from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, and was raised in the United Arab Emirates.