Jamila Smith-Loud is a User Researcher on Google’s Trust and Safety team. She uses research to advocate for diverse needs and perspectives. Her work helps shape how Google puts our AI Principles for fairness and inclusion into action. Prior to joining Google, Jamila was the Manager of Strategic Initiatives at a Los Angeles-based civil rights nonprofit, Advancement Project, where she supported the development of racial equity initiatives through research, analysis, and advocacy. Jamila also participated in the Political and Legal Anthropology Review Fellowship Program, where her research focused on the intersections of law, power, identity, and cultural change. Jamila was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Howard University School of Law.