Christina Chance

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I am a second-year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles advised by Kai-Wei Chang. I am supported by the Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship. My research interests are in NLP fairness and robustness, specifically in develeloping mitigation techniues for social biases in text data across various domains and fields.

Previously, I received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Emory University in 2022.


An Analysis of Large Language Models for African American English Speaking Children’s Oral Language Assessment Alexander Johnson, Christina Chance, Kaycee Stiemke, Hariram Veeramani, Natarajan Balaji Shankar, Abeer Alwan [PDF] CORAAL QA: A Dataset and Framework for Open Domain Spontaneous Speech Question Answering from Long Audio Files Natarajan Balaji Shankar, Alexander Johnson, Christina Chance, Hariram Veeramani, Abeer Alwan [ICASSP 2024] Will the Prince Get True Love’s Kiss? On the Model Sensitivity to Gender Perturbation over Fairytale Texts Christina Chance, Da Yin, Dakuo Wang, Kai-Wei Chang [PDF] Leveraging Language Models to Detect Greenwashing Avalon Vinella*, Margaret Capetz*, Rebecca Pattichis*, Christina Chance*, Reshmi Ghosh [PDF] Zoom Audio Transcription Accuracy for African American Vernacular English Christina Chance, Dorian Arnold Honor's Thesis (High Honors) [PDF]


  • In Winter 2024 at UCLA, I was a TA for CS162 (Natural Language Processing), taught by Prof. Nanyun (Violet) Peng. I worked with a team of 1 other TA and about 130 students, helped create and grade assignments, exams, and course project, led weekly discussion sections, and hosted office hours to support students.
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  • In Fall 2023 at UCLA, I was a TA for CS30 (Principles and Practices of Computing), taught by Prof. Todd Millstein. I worked with a team of 1 other TA, 2 LAs, and about 120 students, helped grade assignments, hosted office hours, and led a weekly discussion section.
  • In Spring 2022 at Emory University, I was a TA for CS377 (Database Systems), taught by Prof. Nosayba El-Sayed. I worked with a team of 1 other TA and about 40 students, helped grade assignments, and hosted office hours to support students.


  • ACM SIGKDD 2023 Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Day Organizer.
  • ACM FAccT 2023 Volunteer.
  • UCLA's Graduate Women in Computer Science Treasurer, Fall 2022 to present.
  • UCLA's Black Graduate Student Association Historian & Treasurer, Fall 2022 to present.
  • Co-Founder and President of Black and Latinx in STEM, Spring 2020 to Spring 2022.
  • Vice President of Student Affairs for Emory University's College Council, Fall 2021 to Spring 2022.


  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCLA 2022.
  • CS Department Outstanding Student of the Year, Emory University 2021-2022.
  • 100 Senior Honorary, Emory University 2022.


  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
  • Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Scholar.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa.
  • Alpha Sigma Chapter of Eta Sigma Pi.
  • Ron Brown Captain.
  • Leap PhD Fellow.

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