Olena Mykhalchenko is a human rights attorney focusing on the nexus of law and technology. She is a strategic and creative self-starter with strong experience in policy and legal analysis, stakeholder engagement, quantitative and qualitative research with a drive for bridging data, technology, and law to leverage innovative solutions to global challenges. Most recently, Olena was a Fulbright and Edmund S. Muskie Scholar in the U.S., exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and human rights, the future of work in the gig economy, data privacy and the social impact of emerging technologies. She worked as a consultant at Datamize – a data analytics company, advising on privacy laws and implications of predictive models. Prior to Datamize, she was with the International Bar Association, where she examined AI policies in the United States and overseas, and researched how AI-fueled algorithms may create discriminatory impacts in employment. Previously, she was a Research Assistant to Marcelo Vasquez-Bermudez at the International Law Commission and a Graduate Fellow of the United Nations Association. Before coming to the U.S., Olena worked in a variety of settings in both the public and private sector in Ukraine, and has done extensive work in the field of labor, economic fairness and gender equality as Lead Attorney at the Labor Initiatives NGO, where she coordinated the largest workers’ rights center in Ukraine and led policy and legal research work. Olena earned her B.A. and LL.M at the Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv, Ukraine), and an LL.M at the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., where she was a recipient of Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship.