2022 Summer Mentoring Program



Student Papers




2021 Summer Mentoring Program




Past 2019 and 2020 summer interns


Lauren Yu is a student at Stanford University currently interested in the intersection of art and technology. She previously attended Brea Olinda High School and interned at the UCI Ethics Center in 2019 and 2020. Lauren has also founded a software as a service startup working with restaurants across Orange County and wrote and illustrated "Super STEM", a comic book promoting diversity in the STEM field. In college, she plans to further research social issues while continuing her involvement in the business and computer science space.

While at the Ethics Center, Lauren was first mentored by Ben Hoyt (summer 2019). Lauren writes: “Ben first showed me the intersection of data and the humanities. Researching the impact of political science courses on civic efficacy taught me data entry and analysis as well as how they could be applied to moral issues.”

In 2020, Lauren interned with Prince Heto. “Prince showed interns the nuances of international relations and provided my first-ever opportunity to create and format a research paper. In all, I truly appreciate the internship program for shaping my interest in studying ethical dilemmas! The program allowed for so many gripping discussions and led me to so many opportunities and passions I would never have had otherwise.”

Lauren and intern Ali Ansari are also at Stanford. Ali worked for two summers with Professor Monroe on work on COVID and scientific standards.






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