About Me

Hello! My name is Caroline, and I'm a student at Stanford concurrently pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science with a depth in Artificial Intelligence ('20) and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with an individually designed concentration in Ethics of Technology ('19). I love both computer science and the humanities – you'll often find me either hacking the night away, whether in my room or at a hackathon (I've been to 11 so far), or staying up talking about ethics in the lounge of my dorm. I also care deeply about promoting diversity in tech – on campus, I've been involved on the executive teams of Girls Teaching Girls to Code and Women in Computer Science.

When I'm not coding, I enjoy talking late into the night with friends, listening to prog rock, going out dancing (swing, tango, and waltz are a few of my favorites), and testing my friends' emmental roquefortitude by krafting cheesy puns.

Contact Details

Caroline Ho
cho19@stanford.edu

Education

Stanford University

M.S. Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence Depth) September 2018 - June 2020

Relevant Coursework: Natural Language Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Stanford University

B.S. Symbolic Systems September 2015 - June 2019 GPA: 3.988

Symbolic Systems includes coursework in Departments of Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, and Philosophy.

Relevant Coursework: From Languages to Information (Natural Language Processing) Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy Programming Abstractions in C++ Mathematical Foundations of Computing Computer Organization and Systems Probability for Computer Scientists Introduction to Machine Learning Using Tech for Good Gender in Tech

Experience

Google

Software Engineering Intern June 2018 - Present

I am developing a new feature for Google Assistant on speakers such as the Google Home using natural language understanding with C++.

Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Virtual Reality Developer September 2017 - June 2018

I developed virtual worlds in Unity and Vizard using C# and Python. In particular, I programmed an immersive 360° video experience run at the Tech Museum with Unity and developed new features for the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience.

Google

Engineering Practicum Intern June 2017 - September 2017

I developed measuring tools, the most requested feature for Google Earth, end-to-end on web and iOS using C++, JavaScript, and Objective-C.

Featured Press

Microsoft

Microsoft Student Partner September 2016 - May 2017

As one of Stanford's MSPs, I organized monthly workshops for students on developing with Microsoft technologies. I was one of 7 out of 148 MSPs nationwide to organize a workshop for 100+ students. Additionally, I taught Hour of Code at various Microsoft outreach events to 100+ elementary school children.

Organizations

Girls Teaching Girls to Code

Executive Lead June 2017 - June 2018

I led the charge for GTGTC, organizing events such as Code Camp and Brain Busters which introduced 200+ high school girls to computer science.

Outreach Team Member & Webmaster May 2016 - May 2017

I taught a new program of weekly Java workshops for girls at a local underserved middle school and coordinated the high school liaison program, which involved launching a hackathon series for high school girls. Additionally, I regularly updated, maintained, and created new pages for the organization website with HTML & CSS.

Code Camp Mentor February 2016 - April 2016

I taught introductory web development to 60+ high school girls, developing a basic personal website starter code kit with HTML & CSS for the curriculum materials.

Stanford Women in Computer Science

HackOverflow Co-Chair June 2017 - June 2018

I co-led organizing efforts for HackOverflow, WiCS' annual hackathon.

HackOverflow Organizer January 2017 - May 2017

I worked primarily on programming-related initiatives such as developing Android and web development starter code kits for beginner programmers, as well as building and maintaining the HackOverflow website with HTML & CSS. Additionally, I handled logistics for various tasks (judging, event closing, etc.) on the day of the hackathon.

The Bridge Peer Counseling Center

Peer Counselor March 2017 - Present

For 3 hours per week, I counsel students by phone and in person on a wide variety of personal and interpersonal issues, particularly around mental health on campus.

Featured Projects

TrevorSpace Risk Assessment Bot & Moderator Site

CS 50: Using Tech for Good September 2017 - December 2017

In partnership with The Trevor Project, I worked on a team to develop a bot and moderator site to flag and review posts indicating suicidal intent on TrevorSpace, a forum for LGBTQ youth, using Python, JavaScript, and MongoDB.

Safecity Android App

CS 50: Using Tech for Good September 2016 - December 2016

In partnership with the Indian nonprofit Safecity, I worked on a team to develop an app for reporting incidents of sexual assault and harassment.

Escape

HackOverflow 2016 April 2016

I developed the entirety of a text-based escape-the-room puzzle game for Android.
The app won the Best Overall and Women in Computer Science prizes at HackOverflow, as well as 2nd place in the She++ April Online Challenge ("Build a game that would keep you entertained all day"), which was judged by Microsoft.

Skills

Technical: Proficient in Python, Java, C++, and C. Experienced with web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), Android development, and iOS development with Objective-C.

Non-technical: Experienced with peer counseling, public speaking, and teaching. Proficient in Spanish.