Frances Haugen

Frances Haugen is a data product manager at Pinterest focusing on ranking content in the Home Feed and Related Pins and the challenges of driving immediate user engagement without harming the long-term health of the Pinterest content ecosystem. Previously, Frances worked at Google, where she founded the Google+ Search team and built the first non-“Quality”-based search experience at Google. (It was time based with light spam filtering.) She also cofounded the Google Boston Search team. Frances loves user-facing big data applications and finding ways to make mountains of information useful and delightful to the user. She was a member of the founding class of Olin College and holds a master’s degree from Harvard.