Caroline Ricksen

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Program Associate, Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives

Caroline Ricksen is a program associate for the Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. As a program associate, Caroline actively contributes to the conception, development, and execution of ethics and technology initiatives at Stanford University and within the wider community. Collaborating closely with Rob Reich, the Faculty Director of the Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives, she plays a vital role in strategic initiatives and projects. Caroline brings a wealth of experience, having previously worked in the venture capital industry as an intern at Iconiq Capital and an Associate 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, Caroline was a coxswain on the Women’s Rowing team, president of Stanford Women in Business, and engaged with the student-athlete wellness community on campus. Her undergraduate studies, combined with her philanthropic motivation and experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, have inspired her to return to campus to support ethics and technology initiatives. When not on campus, Caroline loves to explore trails for running in Marin, get in the boat as a coxswain in the early mornings, and find the best gluten-free goodies in San Francisco.

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