Kara Schechtman


Hi! My name is Kara, and I am a senior at Columbia studying English and Computer Science, passionate about the philosophy of artificial intelligence.

At Columbia, I am a reporter and editor for The Eye Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator (my most recent project is The Ear Podcast—subscribe!) and a proud senior advisor for Lean In at Columbia (previously co-president). Over my summers in college, I've interned at Google and YouTube and worked as a research assistant in the Columbia Speech Lab. In my free time, I can be found working my way through the cover story of a six month old New Yorker, listening to the entirety of This American Life's archive, and developing barely-competencies in assorted hobbies (most recently knitting, and only knitting, definitely not purling).

This website houses some examples of my writing and coding.

This is me! (photo credit to the amazing Katherine Gerberich)