Data Science • Future of Work • Human Potential
Muriel is passionate about unlocking human potential to help people live radically fulfilling lives. She combines her love of industrial-organizational psychology, data science, economics, and technology to explore how times of technological change can be leveraged for the betterment of all workers. Her goal is to positively impact a billion people through tools that help them have agency and dignity in their careers.
Muriel is a speaker and contributor on the future of work. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. Muriel was named a 2017 “Game-Changer” by Women at the Frontier as an innovator in science and technology. She has been a featured speaker for China’s SAI Task Force on Innovation, Singularity University, the Young Presidents Organization, the American Society for Public Administrators, and the World Bank. She is an expert contributor for initiatives including Japan’s Society 5.0 and is a member of the i4j (Innovation for Jobs) think tank. She has worked as a development consultant in several Fortune 500 companies and government institutions.
As a researcher, she explores the future of work, technological job disruptions, innovation, workforce engagement, AI applications, and more as she earns her doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology at UGA. She directs the LEAD laboratory and has authored several academic journal publications and conference presentations. Muriel was a GSP participant at Singularity University after winning a Global Impact Competition with her invention of a novel measure of human potential.
As a social entrepreneur, she is the founder of Oppticity. The aim of Oppticity is to map the “nervous-system of skills” to help inform education policy and worker development – a tool for individuals and organizations as they navigate rapid technological changes. She also founded Udexter – a SU ecosystem startup founded at the NASA Ames Research Center, focused on guiding workers facing job disruptions.