Hey there, my name is Karam, and I am a rising sophomore from Toronto, Canada. As a prospective double major in both Economics and Computer Science, I have a combined interest in the intersection of social sciences and STEM. My enthusiasm for emerging technologies and exploring their ethical implications has manifested into several passion projects and entrepreneurial endeavours in recent years, including working at a tech startup called Surf. At Duke, I am involved in pre-professional organizations in consulting, law, and investing, Ethical Tech, and DAPPS.
Faculty Type: ReTech Fellows
Sara Ann Brackett
Sara Ann is a rising junior majoring in Computer Science and Public Policy. Her academic focus is tech policy, particularly data privacy legislation and antitrust enforcement. On campus, she is a co-founder of Tech for Equity, a student-run initiative that connects students with technical abilities with nonprofits they can assist, and a member of DTech and Women in Technology. She also is a research assistant for Professor David Hoffman, investigating data privacy legislation internationally as part of the Platform Accountability project.
Sabhyata Jha is a rising senior majoring in Data Science dual-enrolled at Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. Born and raised in Nepal, her interests lie in designing products and models that facilitate information access for technology use. She is particularly keen on dissecting the ethics and interpretability of big data and algorithms from a technological design perspective. She is involved with Ethical Tech Club at Duke, the South Asian Dance group Duke Lasya, and is a Student Ambassador at Duke Kunshan University. In her free time, she enjoys hosting sit-down dinners, watching stand-up comedy, and dancing.
Riya is a rising sophomore from Morrisville, North Carolina pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Economics. She is passionate about using technology to make an impact for social good, especially through education, which is why learning about the ethics of technology is exciting for her this summer! Outside of class, she looks to explore the intersection of technology with other fields through experiential opportunities such as Duke’s Impact Investing Group and Women in Tech. In her free time, Riya loves traveling, painting, and hiking.
My name is Micah Schulman, and I am a freshman at Duke University from California, currently pursuing a major in Public Policy with a minor in Computer Science. I have been very interested in technology from a young age, but recently my interests have shifted more towards the intersection between ethics and technology. I am very excited about being able to participate in the Re-Imagining Tech Fellowship this summer!
Kushagra Ghosh is a rising junior studying Computer Science in Duke Trinity College. Through his many years of community service teaching programming and senior citizen tech skill classes in his local communities, he has developed a love for sharing the wonders of technology with as many people as possible. He is very interested in understanding the ethical and social implications of software development based on the ACM Code of Ethics. In the future, he is striving to utilize programming and mathematical skills to pursue a career in technology.