Pamela Chen

Photography based in San Francisco

Pamela Chen is a creative director who began her career as a photojournalist with a concentration in mathematics, a path which continues to shape her work exploring the intersection of culture, design and technology. Over the past 15... read on
    
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Languages Spoken: English, Chinese
Pamela Chen is a creative director who began her career as a photojournalist with a concentration in mathematics, a path which continues to shape her work exploring the intersection of culture, design and technology. Over the past 15 years, she has been a builder at three institutions: Instagram, National Geographic and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

She has the unique distinction of running both of the two largest organizational social media accounts in the world between 2012-2018, during a pivotal era when platforms scaled from human-powered content discovery to algorithmic content personalization.

She is currently the inaugural Human-Centered AI and JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford University working with viral creators to ultimately help design better algorithmic recommendation systems. 
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