Kara Schechtman


Hi! My name is Kara, and I am a senior at Columbia studying English and Computer Science. Next year I'll be getting an MPhil in Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin on a Mitchell Scholarship. After that, I hope to enter a PhD program studying the philosophy of artificial intelligence.

At Columbia, I am a recently-retired a reporter and editor for The Eye Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator (my most recent project was The Ear Podcast — subscribe!) and a 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 (currently Origami).

This website houses some examples of my writing and coding.

This is me! (photo credit to Katherine Gerberich)