Crafting Models for Equity

Heather Krause
9 min readNov 29, 2021

Author’s Note: This is going to be a long piece, but if we can get this concept down we’ll learn a way to embed our equity priorities deep, deep into the mathematical heart of our data work. Let’s go.

The Model: A reflection of the world as the modeller understands it.

“All models are approximations. Essentially, all models are wrong, but some

Heather Krause

Data scientist & statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide). Providing data science services grounded in an equity lens.