Leilani H. Gilpin is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, supervised by Prof. Gerald Jay Sussman and funded by the Toyota Research Institute. She works on enabling autonomous vehicles, and other autonomous machines, to explain themselves. Before MIT, Leilani worked as a research engineer at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) focusing on anomaly detection in healthcare. Leilani earned a M.S. in Computational Mathematical and Engineering from Stanford University in 2013, and a B.S. in Mathematics (with honors), B.S. in Computer Science (with highest honors), and a music minor from UC San Diego in 2011. Leilani is passionate about mentoring students from underrepresented minorities through her work as a calculus instructor at SMASH Stanford, through the Xerox mentoring program, and the UCSD Alumni board. Leilani hopes to continue mentoring students of all backgrounds in academia.