Emma Leiken

Chief of Staff, Responsible Technology

As chief of staff of the Responsible Technology team, Emma works to ensure that the global and diverse team runs efficiently and that various workstreams remain connected and in sync.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Emma completed research on the complex role of human intermediaries in India’s Aadhaar biometric digital ID infrastructure. While working in People Operations at Google, she collaborated with the company’s Next Billion Users team to understand the financial challenges faced by new internet users in India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil. Previously, Emma lived and worked in India as a researcher with the Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship supported by the U.S. Department of State. She also worked on performing arts education initiatives in rural Maharashtra.

Emma holds a B.A. in religion from Oberlin College. She received her M.A. in international development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.