People

Chaya Nayak

Manager, Strategic Initiatives

I lead the Facebook’s Strategic Initiatives team where we are building programs that seek to share privacy-preserving Facebook data to benefit society and address policy challenges. Before Facebook, I was a Data Scientist on the Solutions Engineering team at a start-up Premise where I helped International Organizations understand policy impact through real-time econometric surveying. Prior to Premise, I worked as a consultant at another start-up Quid, and for the Government of Mexico and the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental Sustainability. I also sit on the board of an NGO, Sweet Water Foundation, that seeks to bring STEM education into the classroom through urban agriculture. I received a Master’s from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, where I focused on how to bolster the use of data for public policy.

Interests

Data sharing, privacy, data for social benefit

Latest Publications

Facebook Disaster Maps: Aggregate Insights for Crisis Response & Recovery

Paige Maas, Shankar Iyer, Andreas Gros, Wonhee Park, Laura McGorman, Chaya Nayak, Alex Dow

ISCRAM - May 19, 2019