Kathy Yang


Kathy Yang ‘24, from Syracuse, New York, is concentrating in Computer Science and pursuing certificates in Technology & Society and American Studies. A 2023 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service, she is interested in bridging the worlds of software and policymaking, particularly through the regulation of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making. Her junior independent work seeks to reconcile legal and scientific definitions of causality in the context of disparate impact discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act. In the summer of 2022, Yang interned at the Solution Design Group of the global IT firm Data Art, where she worked on a breadth of enterprise projects in healthcare, finance, retail, and entertainment. In January of 2023, she will embark on the Silicon Valley Tiger Trek to meet leading executives of major technology companies and learn their perspectives. On campus, Yang is a Junior Fellow for the Public Interest Technology cohort of the Service Focus program and a nonprofit liaison for the Princeton chapter of Hack4Impact—a student organization building sustainable software for nonprofit partners. She is also working with classmates to develop a web portal for Share My Meals, a local nonprofit that connects surplus meals to families in need. For recreation, Yang enjoys co-captaining Princeton’s Women’s Club Basketball team.