Octavia is an Associate Director at the Ada Lovelace Institute, where she has an organisation-wide remit to connect project planning and strategy to external outputs, impact and evaluation, ensuring that the Institute fulfils its commitment to make data and AI work for people and society.
Before joining Ada, Octavia worked in the creative and cultural industries as a gallerist and artist studio manager, in publishing as a commissioning editor, and in the technology sector as a product manager. Most recently, she worked in higher education, leading on strategic content at the Royal College of Art.
She has an MA in Digital Media Culture, with a subject specialism in cultural studies of tech workers.
Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2020 with six women computer scientists.
Celebrating the contribution to global culture of a remarkable woman: a curious visionary, poetical scientist and collaborative thinker.