Yael Garten brings extensive experience in data science, machine learning, and converting data into actionable product and business strategy. She serves on the Levi Strauss & Co. board of directors since 2020 and is a member of its audit committee and nominating, governance and corporate citizenship committee. Dr. Garten was the AI/ML Director of Data Science and Engineering at Apple from 2017 to 2023. Prior to that, from 2011 to 2017 she worked in a number of positions at LinkedIn Corporation and most recently was Director of Data Science from 2015 until 2017. Before joining LinkedIn, Dr. Garten was a Research Scientist and Text Mining Lead at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the Stanford University School of Medicine, an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and a B.Sc. in Computational Biology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.