Shihan Gao

Hometown: Queens, NY

Majors: Information Science

Activities and Societies: 

As someone who has always been drawn to the visual arts, I am excited to explore the possible implications of digital art and technology on societal advocacy. Technology holds boundless opportunities because of its growing accessibility and heavy fixation in our lives. Knowing this, I engaged myself in online platforms and non-profits that allowed me to utilize my passion for graphic design/illustration, technology, and the humanities to promote awareness on matters relating to politics, the LGBTQ+, daily news, and more. The Milstein Program encourages me to further explore the intersections between technology and the humanities which will allow me to better understand how I can approach advocacy work through technology to aid the lives of individuals across the globe.

In my free time, you can find me drawing, listening to podcasts, or reading cheesy romance novels!