Stanford Tech History Project

Jane Boettcher ’21
B.A.H. Linguistics
M.S. Computer Science

Vice President, Stanford Public Interest Technology Lab

Jane loves the connective and amplifying powers of language and technology and focuses on leveraging them to strengthen and frame connections between people, perspectives, and opportunities. She has conducted linguistics research incorporating computational tools to explore legal bias and interactional phonetic variation and has received several research grants including, most recently, a Stanford Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) grant. She is also a Stanford Haas Center Public Service Scholar. Outside of her research, Jane co-leads the Student Alliance for Justice in Education (SAJE) and is Vice President of Special Projects for the Public Interest Technology (PIT) lab at Stanford. She oversees a student-led education nonprofit she founded in 2013, The Merry Tutor, which provides free tutoring and gives students the opportunity to direct their own community education projects. In her free time, Jane loves reading, playing the ukulele finger-style, and stomping at Bananagrams. Occasionally, she builds mini Ferris wheels.