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Caroline Ricksen

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Program Manager, Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives Practitioner Programs

Caroline Ricksen is a program manager for the Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives (ESTI) Practitioner Programs at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. In this role, Caroline actively contributes to the conception, development, and execution of ethics and technology initiatives at Stanford University and within the wider community, primarily with a focus on practitioners actively advancing technology.

Caroline brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles in the venture capital industry, including an internship at Iconiq Capital and an associate position at K5 Global. She also served as the Head of Operations for the Farmlink Project, an innovative non-profit organization.

Caroline earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems with a minor in Ethics in Technology from Stanford University in 2022. While at Stanford, she was a coxswain on the Women’s Rowing team, president of Stanford Women in Business, and engaged with the student-athlete wellness community. Her undergraduate studies, philanthropic motivation, and experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem inspired her to return to campus to support ethics and technology initiatives.

Outside of work, Caroline enjoys exploring running trails in Marin, getting in the boat as a coxswain in the early mornings, and finding the best gluten-free goodies in San Francisco.