jessica zhou

Student, Journalist, and Computer Scientist in New York, NY

jessica zhou

Student, Journalist, and Computer Scientist in New York, NY

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[going through some *good* growing pains and so this page is a lil' under construction]

I'm a writer and CS student at Washington State University chasing after the things I care about (community, journalism, politics, entrepreneurship), and how I might get to work on permutations of these at once.

For example, I'm fascinated with processes/people, and the systems/community they take place in, which is why social media and digital communities at large are so compelling to me.

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Summer 2019, I’ll be at Twitter as a software engineering intern. Last summer, I was with Microsoft as both a product manager and iOS developer.

I also co-founded/moderate/am working on subtle asian dating.

At WSU, I'm involved within the university entrepreneurship ecosystem and mentor underclassmen in STEM (emphasis on tech). I also assist in research in the Software Engineering Lab.

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These days, I enjoy journalling/blogging/writing and send dispatches from my Tinyletter. In a former lifetime as a student journalist, I spent my days running around campus/town, reporting and editing stories about local politics, policy and activism, winning national recognition (including one first place in news reporting) from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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I owe the courage to pursue this seemingly haphazardly assembled breadth in tech to student publications dating back to high school, and two summers with the Los Angeles Times in the best city in the world (objective, neutral opinion).

I'm grateful for those formative years to have shaped the person I was during the first time I was away from home, and how that made way for all the wonderful things that followed.

Wherever I go, I hope to carry with me the humbling, humanizing, experiences that taught me about compassion, critical inquisitiveness, intention.

Whew, thanks for coming to my TED talk! I'd love to talk further and learn more about you :)

  • Education
    • Washington State University