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