I’m Erica Luna Lee, an AI inventor, leader & entrepreneur from LA. I am the founder of nonprofit, WomenOfAI.org. I am also the VP of AI at Upwork, and have been the Director of AI at Zillow, AI Manager at Apple, and CTO & Founder of an AI startup.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my career is that I’m a human being, and my work is just an extension of me (not my entire life). Finding love & joy within has been the most enlightening experience. Engaging in humanitarian work to give back, raising a rescue dog to learn about unconditional love, and moving 15+ times until I could find a city full of soul and liveliness (LA) have been such gratifying experiences.
Ultimately being with a partner who is open-hearted & accepts me the way I am has awakened me to realize I have more talents and gifts than I knew of, and that I am still worthy of love regardless of what I do.
During my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, being present in the moment with creative arts, such as music, art, fashion & beauty, as well as prioritizing my health & wellness with fitness, hot yoga, acupuncture, stretching, and water-based activities (I’m a cancer sign).
Ask me anything about machine learning, leadership, community building, relationships, health & wellness or anything else!