Lam Thuy Vo is currently a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News who digs into data to examine how systems and policies affect individuals. She's explored how excessive 'quality-of-life' complaints led to the over-policing of minorities, how badly constructed algorithms helped spread hate-speech in Myanmar, and how policies in Germany affected the lives of refugees. Previously, she's led teams and reported for The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and NPR's Planet Money and told economic and political stories across the U.S. and throughout Asia.
She has also worked as an educator for a decade, developing newsroom-wide training programs for institutions like Al Jazeera America and The Wall Street Journal, workshops for journalists around the world and semester-long courses for the Craig Newmark CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her book on mining social media data for No Starch Press is set to publish this November.