Trust & Safety Coffee Hours are one-on-one conversations designed to provide mentorship to current and aspiring trust and safety professionals. Hosts are volunteering their time and expertise to offer advice to job seekers and T&S professionals. Hosts are not conducting formal interviews, offering referrals, providing product feedback, participating in interviews and/or user research, and/or acting on behalf of their employers or TSPA. If you schedule time and you’re not a current or aspiring T&S professional, a host reserves the right to cancel the appointment without notice.
Here’s how it works:
- Search for a host based on what you want to talk about. Sign-up using the host’s “Schedule a chat” link.
- Be respectful of our hosts and their time. Remember the TSPA Code of Conduct applies to all resources, spaces, and programming–even if you’re not a TSPA member.
- Because these one-on-one conversations are brief, come prepared with questions and have a specific goal in mind. If you’re just getting started in T&S and want to learn more, we recommend reviewing Careers in T&S and the T&S Curriculum before scheduling.
If you’re a TSPA member looking for a way to help other folks on their journey in T&S, sign up to be a T&S Coffee Hours host!
Siva has experience in the following areas: Content Policy Formulation & Enforcement, Risk and Fraud Detection, Strategy & Consulting for Trust & Safety, Professional Coaching, and Career Counseling.
Sugata Basu led the Ops teams with T&S at Meta and then Change Delivery and Transformation teams at Twitter. She lives in the Bay Area and has expertise in strategy and execution, people management, program management and operations.
Tolga is currently based in Dublin and works in T&S at Meta as a people manager in the Risk Management & Intelligence team. He has more than four years of T&S experience gained through complex investigations, global project management and leadership of diverse & high-performing teams to keep the platforms & community safe. Prior to Meta he worked for a global public affairs agency for more than four years, conducting external crisis management, media relations and strategic communications campaigns for clients. Earlier in his career he worked in think tank and political risk sectors.
Tyler Bailey currently leads global Trust and Safety operations at Thumbtack. Since joining Thumbtack in 2014, he’s led his team through several growth stages, honing operational excellence and providing a human-first approach to Trust and Safety. Tyler has overseen the launch of a Thumbtack Guarantee, created highly effective tools, and built more inclusive Trust and Safety processes with his team. Tyler enjoys collaborating with Thumbtack alumni and sharing knowledge and expertise to drive Trust and Safety forward as an industry.
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Vejeps Ephi Kingsly
Ephi works in the intersection of business strategy, organizational capability development, and practice development of Trust and Safety for emerging technologies. He has worked in various roles leading client engagement, strategy, operations, quality, and training spanning 10 years across small, medium, and large organizations. He currently leads the strategy and innovation of trust and safety practices at Genpact. He is a Trust and Safety expert and is passionate about safe internet. He has built and manages a Trust & Safety learning channel at Genpact which has been adopted by over 10,000 learners and has enabled over 5,000 new learners to transition into a trust and safety roles across functions. Ephi brings a unique view of business and tech from his life. He speaks five languages and has lived across various parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia. His domains of expertise include: social media, e-commerce, gaming, media, metaverse, user content platforms, AI operations, product operations, advertising tech, self-serve and programmatic ads, SaaS, and e-healthcare.
Vijai is a people leader in the Intelligence team for Trust and Safety at Google. He has been working over half a decade across different teams across the Abuse and Trust and Safety horizontals from analyst to product manager to people leader. With a background in Data Sciences and Product Management from UC Berkeley, his focus is on using technological interventions to structure and attempt to solve abuse at scale. He is currently leading Intelligence Collection efforts to keep Google products informed of upcoming risks and identify creative solutions to maximize impact.
When he’s not working, you can find him hiking, exploring food or looking up the new IoT or AI trend on the rise. He’s looking forward to getting to know all of you and supporting you on your journey!
Vincent started in the T&S world as an anti-abuse analyst for Google’s Organic Search product, learning the ropes of policies, tools, trainings, enforcement and other elements of traditional T&S workflows. He then spent some years doing external communication of the abuse guidelines and best practices for website owners, which allowed him to hone public-speaking, program management, and user feedback skills. Since 2020, Vincent has been focusing on T&S Partnerships, working with ecosystem representatives (private companies, NGOs, LEAs, and more) to protect users across the whole tech landscape.
Yu-Lan is currently Head of Product at Checkstep – a B2B SaaS startup focusing on building AI/Content Moderation tooling to help platforms with harmful content. Previously, she was in Product Data Science at Meta for five years, across different harm types (for measurement) but also specifically focusing on: Dangerous Organisations, Suicide & Self-Injury, Non-consensual Intimate Imagery, working with some amazing people across tech, policy and operations, focus on harm-specific insights but also transparency reporting, data privacy and compliance. She’s so grateful to be part of T&S, making the world a bit safer every day and she’s keen to meet this community, learn from you, and share what knowledge she has!