Kat Huang Memoji of me making a peace sign

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hi

I'm Kat! I create projects with code and writing. Living with intention, compassion, and integrity is most important to me.

πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€ What I do

I study Comparative Media Studies and Computer Science at MIT. On campus, I dance, (try to) sing, and fry eggs at midnight with my friends. This summer, I’m interning at Gatsby from my hometown of Lowell, MA.

My career goal is to be retired or become the Queen of England. Until then, I hope to research how new media technologies β€” from data-driven journalism to digital classrooms β€” reflect and shape society.

πŸ¦• What I've done before

This spring, at the Senseable City Lab, I made a website to visualize air pollution data collected by sensors installed on garbage trucks and taxis.

Last summer, I interned in San Francisco at Repl.it, an online coding platform supporting over 50 programming languages and a community of 2 million makers.

During high school, I organized hackathons, attempted bioinformatics research, and earned NCWIT’s National Aspirations in Computing Award.

I founded Science and Us, the first science communication organization for and by high schoolers. During my time there, we mostly organized local events, but I view this work as part of a longer-term, anti-disciplinary movement to broaden how people think about their identities, interests, and careers.

When I was 11, I loved Percy Jackson so much I ended up self-studying Modern Greek for 3 years, running a linguistics Tumblr, and teaching myself Latin.

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Say hi

Wanna chat? Feel free to reach out!

πŸ“  Fun facts

  • I use em dashes liberally
  • My favorite foods are avocado and ravioli (ideally not together)
  • I can do single-leg squats but am very far from being able to do single-arm push ups
  • My pun game is strong πŸ’ͺ
  • This is what I look like: