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Paige Kassalen

Head of Customer Operations at CrowdAI

Paige Kassalen leads the customer operations team at CrowdAI, a no-code computer vision startup. She loves to put her creativity to use by solving problems in emerging technical fields, and has been an IEEE member since 2012.

After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, Kassalen worked as an engineer on Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered airplane to circumnavigate the globe. She was the only American engineer on the project and the only female ground crew engineer.

The role with Solar Impulse landed Kassalen a spot on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list along with feature articles in Glamour, Fast Company and the Huffington Post.

After Solar Impulse, Kassalen received a Master of Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University and took her problem-solving skills to JPMorgan Chase to implement strategies that embrace big data and machine learning. At CrowdAI, she focuses on bringing AI solutions out of R&D to drive real-world decision making.

Kassalen is a contributor for IEEE-USA Insight and is passionate about empowering technical professionals, especially young professionals and women, to use their voice, seek out stretch opportunities, and push the boundaries of their career.