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. 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 — from data-driven journalism to digital classrooms — reflect and shape society.
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.
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!