CHRISTOPHER KAI TOKITA SCIENTIST
I am a biologist turned computational social scientist.
I use computational models and data science to study social networks, collective behavior & information flow in social systems—from ant colonies to social media.
I want to use my skillset for social good.
I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I received my B.S. from Yale University in 2014 and then spent two years working in federal science policy in Washington, D.C. Wishing to continue on in my studies, I then returned to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D.
In addition to my scientific research, I am active in science policy and advocacy; work on issues of diversity, equity, & inclusion in science; and occasionally do data science projects for fun. My outside interests include the NBA, R&B and hip hop music, weight training, mixed martial arts (trained ages 12-22), amateur-level graphic design, and the occasional surf session.