Kat Huang Memoji of me making a peace sign

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hi

I'm Kat! I'm a rising junior at MIT, from Lowell, MA.

research

I'm interested in Internet & society research informed by media studies, science and technology studies, information science, and more.

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 a bit on projects related to molecular dynamics and nanophotonics.

code

I'm a web developer who enjoys CSS and design. I interned at Gatsby in summer 2020 and will be at Cohere in summer 2021. Sometimes I visualize data with D3 and Mapbox and analyze data with Python and R.

I participated in a self-directed educational programming retreat at the Recurse Center in early 2021, and attending and organizing over a dozen hackathons was a formative part of my high school years.

extracurricular

At college, I hang out in several clubs (doing interfaith dialogue, peer education on relationship health, and Asian dance) and have a pipe dream of taking a course in every department.

I'm a co-founder and the webmaster for We Are America, working with classrooms across 28 states to share students' stories and teach parts of American civil rights history that’ve been glossed over.

I founded Science and Us, the first science communication organization for and by high schoolers. During my three years 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.

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Say hi

Feel free to reach out to hello at katmh dot com or DM me on Twitter. I'm also on GitHub, LinkedIn, and Are.na.

πŸ“  Fun facts

  • My favorite foods are avocado and ravioli
  • I can do single-leg squats
  • I love indie magazines, Hozier, and bad puns
  • This is what I look like:

Me doing a cobra pose on rocks with blue-grey waves in the background, wearing Birkenstock sandals, pink shorts, and a black pullover and smiling at the camera