I'm Kat! I'm a media studies major at MIT, from Lowell, MA. At college, I hang out in several clubs (like interfaith dialogue, Chroma magazine, Asian dance) and have a pipe dream of taking a course in every department.
I'm a web developer who enjoys CSS and design. React is my bread and butter and I interned at Gatsby last summer. I visualize data with D3 and Mapbox and analyze data with Python and R. I attended and organized a dozen hackathons in high school, participated in Recurse Center, and take CS classes at MIT.
I'm a co-founder and the webmaster for We Are America, working with classrooms across 28 states to share students' stories and teach the parts of American society that’ve been scrubbed from history. I enjoy all aspects of bringing creative media projects to life, especially UI/UX design and editing prose.
I founded Science and Us, the first science communication organization for and by high schoolers. During my time there, we organized local events introducing teens to enthusiastic people in science communication, policy, and art. I view this work as part of an anti-disciplinary movement to broaden how people think about their identities and careers.
My experiences inspire my interest in several academic research areas:
I've worked in the CSAIL Visualization Group and Senseable City Lab. In high school, I spent a summer in a bioinformatics lab analyzing how DNA methylation shapes duplicate gene evolution, and I've worked on projects in computational biochemistry and applied physics.