Shereen is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pacific University. She has been teaching computer science for nine years and loves the dynamic, creative, and fast-moving aspects of the field. Shereen's research involves building computer systems to automatically understand the Arabic language and assist in translating between Arabic and English. For fun, Shereen enjoys playing with her one year old daughter, hosting dinner parties, travelling, and reading.
Gayathri, you can call her GD, has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University. She has 6 years experience working as a Project Manager for a software company in Detroit, MI. Gayathri currently teaches in the Computer Science department at Portland Community College.
Pamela grew up in a small town in the high desert of southern California. She spent a year at the local community college before heading off to the University of California for a Bachelor's Degree in Language (Russian and Portuguese), followed by a Master's in Computer Science at California State University (Los Angeles). Pamela worked at Tektronix for 5 years as a software engineer. Since 2002, she has been teaching computer science in colleges and doing computer science outreach efforts. Pamela coaches an all girls' robotics team at Tigard High School. She spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Pamela also likes reading science fiction, romance novels, and classic literature.
Stevie has taught 2nd grade through the college graduate level, but has primarily been a high school technology teacher. While shes does love technology, mostly she just loves teaching kids, helping them gain confidence, and finding out what they really love to do. Stevie prefers having students do "hands-on" activities, rather than just watching or listening. She believes more students need to be exposed to the high-tech career fields. For fun, Stevie loves running agility courses with her dogs, skiing, bicycling, and cooking, especially desserts!
Jill Hubbard has a degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University. She was a senior design engineer with Intel Corporation and Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation for 10 years. She has been an engineering and computer science teacher at Tualatin High School for the past 10 years and is the advisor for Tualatin High Schoolís after school robotics program. She provides summer teacher training for TechStart and Tigard Tualatin University, and teaches engineering and computer science summer classes and camps for Saturday Academy. She authors an educational technology blog at http://www.edtechhubb.com.
Janice is founder and Executive Director of ChickTech, a nonprofit whose mission is to get and keep girls and women in high tech. She is also owner and principal of Embla Consulting, a marketing and business consulting firm for small businesses. Janice has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her drive to advocate for women in high tech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isnít going to get higher by itself.