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Liana Keesing

Liana Keesing, '23, studies electrical engineering with a minor in physics and honors in ethics in society. Passionate about the intersection of democracy and emerging technology, she's worked on everything from blockchain-based voting machines to VR tools for gerrymandering education to the ethical design of smart home surveillance systems. She has an impressive collection of voting-themed jewelry and socks, stockpiled from her time as the co-director of StanfordVotes (2020 election cycle), as a national co-chair of the SLSV Resources & Support Subcommittee, and as the chief of staff for Stanford's Democracy Day 2022. She is also in her third year as a captain for the Division I fencing program, where she established a public service requirement for the team, and serves as one of Stanford's representatives to the PAC-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team. Liana co-founded and now leads research efforts for her startup, developing low-cost, machine-learning-enabled integrated sensor systems to increase sustainable practices in small farms across California. On campus, when she's not soldering PCBs in lab64, you can find her practicing cello, working as a section leader for CS107E, and planning her next backpacking trip. With the support of the Haas Center, Liana was named a 2022 Truman Scholar.