Hi my name is Kaitlyn Zhou, I attend the university of Washington studying computer science and human centered design and engineering. This dual degree allows me to not only build state of the art technologies but also understand the social impacts of what I’m designing. I believe engineers have a responsibility to design for social progress by creating products that are accessible, user friendly and human centered.
Outside the classroom, I served on the University of Washington student board of directors. I’ve had the privilege of meeting with community members and students to brainstorm ways to increase diversity within engineering. I am passionate about design thinking, public policy, and diversity of thought.