Muskan Shafat, a DPS Srinagar alum, is a Data Scientist passionate about designing AI to create a more equitable world for all. Muskan graduated from Stanford University in 2021 with a BA in Political Science, focusing in Data Science and Economic Development. She spent the last year of her undergraduate studies at University of Oxford, studying AI, Business Studies and South Asian Philosophy. While at Stanford, Muskan was elected the first Muslim President of Stanford South Asian Society and held other instrumental positions across organisations like Stanford in Government, The Stanford Fund and the Stanford Daily. She also collaborated with professors in different departments including the Computer Science and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Muskan received the prestigious Award of Excellence from Stanford as top 10% of the graduating class for her “sincere commitment to the university through involvement, leadership and extraordinary Stanford spirit.” Currently, Muskan is awaiting results for MSc in Data & Society, Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science where her research focused on understanding disclosure in virtual spaces to inform design changes that could make the virtual world, such as the Metaverse, more just. She hopes to continue to use her skills to make a positive real world impact, credited to her parents’ (Mr Shafat Sultan and Mrs Omera Shafat) commitment to service and guidance by mentors like Mr Vijay Dhar who consistently supported her academic aspirations. Muskan truly believes in the power of education and is eternally grateful for the opportunities that DPS Srinagar opened to her during her formative educational years.
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