Avriel Epps-Darling is a Ph.D. candidate, Ford fellow, and Presidential Scholar at Harvard University. As a scholar, she has garnered numerous awards and honors including an invitation from the U.S. Department of Education to present her work for Congress in Washington D.C. and recognition as part of the top 10% of undergraduate social scientists in the world. Her previous research on algorithmic bias and music streaming compliments her foray into music making, where she took on the stage name King avriel. Her most recent musical project 'thesis' was released to critical acclaim, hailed as "prodigious" by the Huffington Post and " and featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Vice, and more. Today, her research, in partnership with organizations such as Spotify and Snap Inc, focuses on the intersection of algorithmic bias in content recommendation systems, and racial identity development.