Khalil Mrini is a PhD Candidate at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and works on applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning to medical question answering. Globally, his work aims to democratize advances in NLP so that marginalized people can benefit from human language technology. His work is supported by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health, and he has won an Amazon Research Award, as well as Adobe Research Gifts. He has previously interned at Adobe Research and Amazon Alexa, is currently interning at Facebook AI, and will be interning at Google Brain. He is also passionate about diversity and inclusion, and has co-founded the “North Africans in NLP” affinity group.