Kiran joined the MDE program directly out of her undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Architecture at MIT. In academia, Kiran analyzed the crossover between technology, design, and law with focused research at the MIT Media Lab. In industry, she further explored her passion with internships at Microsoft, Square, and Palantir’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Team. In practice, she aims to apply her education and experience directly through activities like directing MIT’s Global Startup Workshop, or writing for Science in the News. Kiran’s thesis work is centered on her interdisciplinary interests in privacy law, data governance, and the social impact of technology-driven systems. Kiran loves Taco Bell, dark chocolate, and big dogs.