Yuko is a senior director of engineering at Lyft, responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of Lyft’s customer experience and safety. As a seasoned professional, with more than 20 years of experience, particularly with data, machine learning, and software engineering, Yuko is known for intelligently driving product experience, using data and ML. Before Lyft, Yuko was a director of engineering at Square for 2.5 years, responsible for product analytics, science and engineering for Square’s core products and infrastructure. Yuko is also known as the strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley, and has influenced the company culture through public speaking, program evangelisms, and deep connection in the women engineering community. Yuko is a mother of two young kids, living in Marin County. Making the world better for our youth is important to Yuko, and she is looking forward to using her backgrounds in data and engineering to make a difference in the climate change and global warning through VP Data Commons.