Lauren “Lorny'' Pfeifer is a data scientist, venture capital investor, multidisciplinary artist, and self-described “global-minded nerd.” She currently serves as a business operations manager at Near Protocol, a blockchain infrastructure startup in the Web 3.0 space, and is a Venture Partner at Maschmeyer Group Ventures. As a data scientist, Lorny’s work focuses on computer vision applications in the health and climate spaces; her research was presented at the LatinX in AI workshop at NeurIPS 2020. And as a champion for diversity and inclusion, Lorny founded LatinX in VC and AI Future Lab, an action tank and global community for next-gen leaders in artificial intelligence and Latinas in Web3.
“I wouldn't have gotten to where I am now without mentors, and I pay it forward just the same by mentoring and helping other women in as many fields as I can, like venture capital, data science, and now Web3,” Lorny says. Whether she is bridging the gap between people and AI or shaping our view of Web3, Lorny most loves the creative collaboration. “I get to be a part of an epic team building cutting-edge tech and educating others,” she says. “We're all just learning together.”Find Lauren on Instagram.