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Personal Profile of Dr. Margaret Holen

Dr. Margaret Holen
Margaret’s professional activities as a lecturer, investor, advisor and board member reflect her active interests in machine learning, data science and inclusive finance.

Recently, at Princeton and Columbia Universities, Margaret created a course on FinTech lending that integrates technical machine learning and finance topics with critical perspectives on causality and fairness. She currently serves as a board member of RelationalAI and Square Financial Services, as an advisor to Stratyfy and ThinkNum, and is an active investor in inclusive lender FundingU.

Previously, Margaret led data and analytics efforts as a partner at Goldman Sachs. She initiated and scaled diverse technical teams that delivered quantitative models and application tools to drive revenue and manage risk in business units across Goldman's trading, sales, principal investing and investment banking divisions.

Margaret's non-profit activities include serving as a trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), as a Vice-Chair for the Riverside Park Conservancy, and on the Goldman Sachs Foundation Investment Committee. She earned a BS in math from the University of Chicago, an MS in math from Oxford, where she was a Fulbright, and a PhD in math from Princeton.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Mar 01, 2014 Feb 28, 2026
Committee on Women in Mathematics Apr 01, 2017 Mar 31, 2025

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Committee on Trustees Apr 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2015
Committee on Trustees Mar 07, 2015 Mar 01, 2017
Committee on Trustees Apr 01, 2020 Mar 31, 2021
Finance Committee Mar 01, 2014 Feb 28, 2019