Dr. Taniya Mishra is the founder and CEO of SureStart. She has been an AI scientist for over 10 years, with many peer-reviewed articles, 88+ patents, and featured press articles in Fortune, MIT Technology Review, NBC Learn, and The Atlantic. Taniya is deeply passionate about increasing AI workforce diversity through opportunity equity. This passion led her to create Affectiva’s popular EMPath AI training program while serving as Affectiva’s Director of AI Research. Now through SureStart, Taniya’s goal is to make this same type of program available to other innovative AI companies who prioritize DEI, so that together they can raise a new generation of diverse young tech talent.