trina reynolds-tyler

trina reynolds-tyler is the Data Director at the Invisible Institute, a journalist, and a native of the South Side Chicago. She leads Beneath the Surface, a project employing machine learning to identify gender based violence at the hands of Chicago police. trina works to document how communities unable to depend on the police are forced to create safety and accountability outside of the carceral state. As a data scientist, she centers the practice of narrative justice in her inquiries.

trina is an abolitionist and trained restorative justice practitioner, an organizer with Not Me We, and is serving on a University of Chicago council attempting to measure the institution’s impact on local residents of the South Side. She developed the skills to use data science for real world problems as a Pozen Center for Human Rights intern with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), and was a Pearson Institute Fellow. trina holds a masters degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.

She has spoken at the Yale Access and Accountability Conference (2022), Stanford Women in Data Science (2023), and gave the Community Keynote at the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT) (2023).

Participating Sessions

Decoding Police Records

A project of the Invisible Institute, Beneath the Surface consists of a team of data analysts, journalists, artists, organizers, and survivors in Chicago who investigate state violence against Black women, working to expand conversations about police violence beyond fatal shootings. This project is led by data scientist trina reynolds-tyler who last year collaborated with filmmaker cai thomas on a film. Join trina and cai in a workshop on how to...