Articles by Kristina Rodriguez

Kristina Rodriguez

Kristina received a B.S. in Human Communication (conc. Cognitive Science) from Northwestern University in 2011. Prior to enrolling in the McCourt MPP program, she was a program evaluation analyst for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago – working particularly with the organization’s preschool and afterschool programs. She also completed an AmeriCorps service year at After School Matters, a nonprofit focused on youth employment, where she worked on program evaluation and staff development. Overall, her policy interests include education and urban and community development. In her free time she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, photography, and dabbling in graphic design.


Technological Automation and the Soft Skill Revolution

In 2014 technology research firm Gartner projected that one-third of global jobs will be replaced by robotics, software, or machine learning by 2025. While technological advancements have been shifting entire labor markets since the beginning of time, the rate at which Moore’s Law is increasingly blurring the lines between algorithmic computing and human decision making…