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The woman in charge of laying the groundwork for Waymo's self-driving taxis in cities across the US reveals why humility is key to the company's future (GOOGL)

The woman in charge of laying the groundwork for Waymo's self-driving taxis in cities across the US reveals why humility is key to the company's future (GOOGL)
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Ellie Casson is Waymo's head of local policy.




Her job is to work with local communities and governments to use Waymo's self-driving technology to solve problems.




Casson's say her background in community organizing and her small-town upbringing help her make sure that Waymo bucks a Silicon Valley stereotype and stays humble.




Editor's note: Business Insider has been talking with Waymo employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. What we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Alphabet, Waymo's parent company. This is the third profile in the series. To read the others, click here and here. For a brief history of Waymo, click here.
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