Kathryn Yurechko, from Havre de Grace, Maryland, is currently working to obtain her B.S. in Computer Science; Philosophy and a minor in Poverty and Human Capability Studies at Washington and Lee University. As a research intern in Carnegie Mellon University’s Media, Interaction and Technology Lab, Kathryn researched the computer-mediated language phenomenon of “algospeak” in relation to content moderation and marginalized communities on TikTok. She co-first authored a publication in Sage Journals’ Social Media + Society Journal and was cited in Vox and MSN. She has participated in Google’s Computer Science Research Mentorship Program and worked with the People + AI Research group and is a Computer Science Teaching Assistant at Washington and Lee.
As a Marshall Scholar, Kathryn will pursue an MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford and MSc in Computer Science at University College London.