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Karen C

- Research Program Mentor

MS candidate at Stanford University


Computer Science (biocomputation), Data Science, Human Rights, Medicine, Biology


Hello, KC here! I am a Master's student in Biomedical Computation at Stanford, where I also did my undergraduate education majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Biology and Human Rights. I am passionate about advancing health as a human right through cutting-edge computational and scientific research that improves access to healthcare in global communities. I have worked in diverse research areas, from developing AI technology to diagnose lung trauma in the ER to applying my data science skills to guide public health decisions in COVID-19 care. To me, my life's mission won't be complete until every individual in every corner of the world has access to robust medical care. In my free time, I love to paint, play the flute, and do yoga. Recently, I have been super into cooking and baking and love spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Mapping the Effects of War on Maternal and Child Health

How can we quantify the impact of war on the health of children and their mothers? In this project, the student will be learn and apply Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, Python data science skills, and large publically-avaliable datasets on global conflicts to generate an interactive in-depth map that depicts and tells the story of how war impacts maternal and child health. This project will provide the student with a deeper comprehension of how data visualization can guide decisions in foreign policy, global health, and human rights.

Coding skills

Python, Matlab, C++, Java, SQL

Languages I know

Chinese (fluent), Spanish (beginner), Korean (intermediate)

Teaching experience

I have tutored students 1-on-1, worked for a tutoring company, and taught courses at my local community college.


Work experience

Curative (2019 - 2020)
Data Scientist


Stanford University
BS Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
Stanford University
MS Master of Science candidate
Biomedical Computation

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