Kapor Center

Dr. Allison Scott is the Chief Research Officer for the Kapor Center, where she leads a research agenda which examines equity in computer science education, participation and retention in the technology workforce among underrepresented populations, and intersectionality and barriers facing women of color in computing. This agenda informs the design and implementation of strategies, policies, and practices to diversify the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem, to improve opportunities for underrepresented communities and strengthen our nation’s global competitiveness.

Dr. Scott is currently Principal Investigator for a 3-year NSF grant analyzing computer science equity in California; Principal Investigator for a project to increase participation of students of color in AP CS across the SF Bay Area; and Co-PI for the Women of Color in Computing Collaborative to increase participation of women of color across the computing pipeline. She is also co-director of the Computer Science for California coalition.

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