I'm Kat! I create projects with code and writing. Living with intention, compassion, and integrity is most important to me.
I study Comparative Media Studies and Computer Science at MIT, taking this semester from my hometown of Lowell, MA. I'm working in the Visualization Group to create an interactive story about COVID and data literacy. I'm also dancing and discussing spirituality over Zoom.
My career goal is to be retired or become the Queen of England. Until then, I hope to build and research how new media technologies — from data-driven journalism to digital classrooms — reflect and shape society.
This summer, I did product marketing and prototyped Use Cases at Gatsby. In the spring, at the Senseable City Lab, I built a dashboard 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 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.
Wanna chat? Feel free to reach out!