Following my feature in the Unstoppable Wasp, I was the GeekWire Geek of the Week! I got to talk about my research, data privacy, and you can see a picture of my desk in the nerdery, aka the library in our house. Check out the full interview: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/katherine-pratt/
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Marvel movies, and superheroes in general. So I was incredibly excited to be featured in a Marvel comic! Jeremy Whitley is the author of the Unstoppable Wasp, which features the adventures of Nadia Van Dyne and the Agents of G.I.R.L. At the end of each issue Jeremy features a real-life Agent of G.I.R.L, and I’m in Issue #4! It’s a beautiful comic… check it out at your local comic book store!
In January I traveled to Orlando, FL, to attend Student Veterans of America’s annual conference, NatCon. This was my third time attending, but it special because I was one of 10 nominees for Student Veteran of the Year. It was great to meet my fellow nominees, and during the awards dinner I got to sit next to Rep Mark Takano… chair of the House Veterans Affairs committee!
From July to December of 2018 I put my Phd on hold and moved to DC to be the first TechCongress Congressional Innovation Scholar. I spent six months working in the office of Rep Suzan DelBene (WA-01) on topics ranging from data privacy to facial recognition technology. I even got to staff an event that brought then-minority whip Rep Steny Hoyer to the district to talk about aerospace in the state of Washington. I wrote a blog post for TechCongressRead More→
On Jan 20, 2018, I was honored to be a speaker at the Seattle Women’s March 2.0, as a representative of the Truman National Security Project. I decided to share #MeTooMilitary, and highlight the need for the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA). Because of time constraints, I had to give an abridged version of my speech, which can be seen courtesy of video from Common Defense. I’ve also included the full text of the speech below the video. It was great toRead More→
I just wrapped up 12 wonderful weeks working with the Policy Advocacy Group at the ACLU of Washington! I was selected as a Speech, Privacy, and Technology intern by the national affiliate and worked with the Washington affiliate on issues such as the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance (which was passed unanimously), police body worn cameras, and the current landscape of tech policy.
I am honored to have been selected as a Veterans in Global Leadership fellow for 2017-18. At their annual new fellow orientation, we heard from a wide range of leaders across the political, non-profit, and humanitarian spectrum. It was a great opportunity to network and meet other fantastic veterans from across the United States. Stay tuned the program’s website to keep up with all of the great things we do!
Together with CSNE collaborator Eran Klein, we wrote and published this article discussing the ethics behind neural security and brain computer interfaces.
This past June I was given the incredible honor of speaking not once, but twice in the nation’s capitol! The NSF asked me to speak on a panel about the Human-Technology Frontier, as a part of Smithsonian Magazine’s FutureCon within AwesomeCon (DC’s ComicCon). One of my fellow presenters was my labmate Tim Brown from the UW Philosophy department. Then I was one of the guests on StarTalk Live! which was guest-hosted by astronaut Col Chris Hadfield. We had an amazingRead More→
I was the mentor this summer for Matt from the University of New Mexico. He was a participant in the CSNE Research Experience for Veterans and analyzed data from a P300 information extraction experiment. Thanks for all of your fantastic work, Matt! I was also super proud of Arianna, one of my Amelia’s Aero Club alumna. She was a participant in the Young Scholars Program. It’s always exciting to follow the progress of my mentees as they excel inRead More→