Builds technology to protect endangered animals like elephants, sharks, and killer whales.
Not only is she a knitting and outdoors enthusiast, Gracie Ermi is a software engineer that develops and builds machine learning technology that saves endangered wildlife and preserves ocean biodiversity. She works for Vulcan Inc. in Seattle, where they’ve developed artificial intelligence models that help scientists count and study elephants in their natural habitats. They have also developed a machine learning model for the Global FinPrint Project that helps identify oceanic species. Her work saves researchers’ time in interpreting and collecting data, so that they can work more efficiently! Gracie hopes that her work can inspire others, especially women and girls, to pursue computer science as a way to create change in their communities and in the world.More About Gracie