Cat Wade is a 6th year graduate student in the Philosophy department, working on algorithmic discrimination. Her dissertation advances an account of discrimination that explains disparate treatment as an instance of unjustified appraisal and disparate impact as unjustified differential harm. Using this account, she makes the claim that users of social media platforms are susceptible to discrimination of either kind at the hands of the algorithms that curate the content they receive. Her interests are political philosophy, particularly feminist and Marxist philosophy, philosophy of technology and philosophy of mind. Outside of philosophy, Cat spends a lot of her time with her dog, Pretzel, watching Buffy, and rock climbing.