Karen LaRocque

Karen Larocque

Research Data Scientist




Karen did her undergrad at Bowdoin College, where she majored in Psychology & Computer Science. After working for several years as a research assistant, Karen got her MS in Statistics and PhD in Psychology from Stanford University, where she studied how the brain forms and retrieves memories. Karen worked as a data science consultant for several small start-ups, and is currently a data scientist at Facebook. At Facebook, Karen has worked on building systems to detect and remediate spam and automation on Instagram, and on forecasting, modeling, and optimizing the infrastructure that supports messaging across the Facebook family of apps.