CCSRE announces 2022-23 cohort of Technology & Racial Equity Graduate Fellows

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), in partnership with the Ethics, Society and Technology Hub is pleased to announce our new cohort of Technology & Racial Equity Graduate Fellows for 2022-23. This highly accomplished cohort includes twelve graduate students whose disciplinary expertise ranges from computer science to communications, from education to environmental engineering. The 2022-23 cohort will work together to develop public-facing projects that expand knowledge about racial justice and technology. This project-based fellowship provides resources and space for graduate students to collaborate with peers on projects that do not fit into their traditional research portfolio, with an emphasis on public-facing and community engaged work.

Rahemeen Ahmed is a Master's student in structural engineering. At Stanford, she aims to work at the intersection of performance-based structural design and disaster resilience to assist communities in mitigating the impacts of climate change. 

Beleicia Bullock is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science. She is broadly interested in centering Black well-being within human-computer interaction research to rethink the design and values of social systems. 

Cyan DeVeaux is a PhD student in the Department of Communication. She researches the psychological, behavioral, and sociocultural implications of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and is interested in how identity is understood and presented in social VR.

Ananya Goyal is a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering, where she uses PET and MR imaging modalities to study diseases such as knee pain. Her aim is to make imaging more accessible and applicable for diagnosis, disease monitoring, and treatment guidance. 

Grace Guan is a PhD student in Management Science and Engineering focusing on health policy. Her current research focuses on increasing racial equity in deceased donor kidney allocation by using machine learning to reduce the number of discarded kidneys.

Priscilla Guo is a 2L at Stanford Law School. Most recently, as a Policy Advisor for the Day One Project, she curated, developed, and advised science and technology policy proposals to inform the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress.

Sarah Jobalia is a PhD student in computer graphics. She is interested in the technology behind digital games, visual effects and animated films, and is exploring how to build tools better suited to generating a diversity of hair and hairstyles. 

Steve Juárez is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Education, Developmental and Psychological Sciences program. He is interested in understanding the psychological processes that contribute to disparities in educational opportunities and student achievement.

Angela Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication, where she studies media psychology in the Social Media Lab. Her recent research aims to combat digital misinformation targeted towards communities of color

Mike O'Key is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Education. His research interests examine relationships between school access and student assignment policies, school segregation, and juvenile delinquency. 

Keya Patel is a MBA student at the Graduate School of Business. During grad school, Keya is exploring how to consider racial equity in data, design, and product decision-making.

Catherina Xu is a 2L at Stanford Law School interested in antidiscrimination and administrative law as applied to the technology industry. Previously, she worked at Google and built tools that helped evaluate the impact of algorithms on marginalized communities.