Staff and Consultants

NCWIT is based in Boulder, Colorado and financially supports employees at the University of Colorado, the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, and other organizations in support of our mission. 

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Adriane Bradberry

As the NCWIT Communications Director, Adriane oversees all publicity; including social media, e-newsletters, and traditional press coverage; graphic design for renowned resources and marketing materials;

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Andrea Bowens-Jones

Dr. Andrea Bowens-Jones is a former Procter & Gamble (P&G) R&D Section Head. She has managed multi–discipline teams of scientists and engineers to drive technology,

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Angela Galik

As a member of the NCWIT Communications Team, Angela assists with creating and editing written content for a wide range of purposes, including social media,

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Beth Quinn

Beth Quinn, Ph.D.

Dr. Beth Quinn serves as a Senior Research Scientist and Director at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of

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Brad McLain

Brad McLain, Ph.D.

Brad McLain is a social scientist who serves as a researcher with NCWIT. He also co-directs the Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative (XSci) at the

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Bridget Quinn

Bridget is passionate about STEM education, the environment, and creating powerful youth development opportunities for girls. She began her career as a Field Scientist, working

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Catherine Ashcraft

Catherine Ashcraft, Ph.D.

Catherine Ashcraft is a Senior Research Scientist with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research

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Cierra Kelley

Cierra Kelley does graphic design work for NCWIT. She works closely with the Communications Director to design and produce a wide variety of NCWIT publication

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Edie Cheng

Edie Cheng is passionate about helping young women and girls, particularly to explore computing and the intersection of technology and media. Edie was previously the Digital Media

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Elizabeth Litzler

Elizabeth Litzler, PhD, is the Director of the University of Washington (UW) Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) and an Affiliate Assistant

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Erika Karsh

As program manager, Erika is responsible for planning and implementation of the Aspirations award recognition programs, including the Award for Aspirations in Computing, the NCWIT

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Eva Bradshaw

As a Regional Affiliate Manager for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award, Eva supports volunteer affiliate teams’ efforts to recognize young women and their educators. Prior

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Gretchen Achenbach

Dr. Gretchen Achenbach is a Research Scientist with NCWIT and in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia. Dr. Achenbach works

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Jacqueline Westhead

Jacqueline is the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Office and Logistics Coordinator. She comes from a background in operations, tour management, and the

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Jamie Huber Ward

Jamie Huber Ward is the Associate Director of Extension Services and a social scientist with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at

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JeffriAnne Wilder

JeffriAnne Wilder, Ph.D.

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and leading scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and women’s empowerment. JeffriAnne works as research faculty at the University of

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Joanne Esch

Joanne is a PhD student and instructor in the Communication Department at CU-Boulder. She specializes in organizational communication and communication law and policy, with a

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John Kelly

As a Regional Affiliate Manager for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, John supports more than 25 different regions across the nation as they

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June Teisan, Ph.D.

June Teisan is a National Board-certified teacher who brought science to life for K-12 students on Detroit’s northeast border for 27 years and now designs

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Kate Pickle

With more than 15 years of youth development experience working with both local and national organizations, Kate’s career has focused on engaging girls in the

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Kathy Zettl-Schaffer

Kathy holds a BS in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in information technology from American University.  Her professional career began in research

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Katie Ertz

Catherine (“Katie”) Ertz is the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s CFO and Associate Director for Finance & Administration. A computer scientist by training,

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Kelsey Kman

Kelsey Kman currently serves as the Program Coordinator for NCWIT Counselors for Computing. Kelsey has been a consultant in PA since 2018 and is passionate

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Kim Kalahar

Kim Kalahar is the Awards Manager for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance (AA). Previously, Kim servered as the Director

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Lauren Jones

Lauren Crow Jones is the Accounting and Finance Manager for NCWIT, a position in which she performs accounting functions for both the non-profit and University

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Lauren Tomkinson

As the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Recognitions Program Coordinator, Lauren analyzes and creates processes necessary for program operation, with particular focus on capacity-growing, sustainable

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Lauren Von Roenn

Lauren Von Roenn is the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Event Manager and Operations Specialist. She plans the annual Summit on Women and

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Lecia Barker

Lecia Barker, Ph.D.

Lecia Barker is an NCWIT Senior Research Scientist and is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In this

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Lindsey Kincaid

As a graphic design consultant, Lindsey provides professional services to the NCWIT Communications Team on a variety of materials for print and web, including social

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Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders

Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Lucy has an extensive industry background, having worked in

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Lyn Swackhamer

Lyn Swackhamer, Ph.D.

Lyn Swackhamer is the Director of Aspirations Evaluation with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her

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Malia Fredrickson

As the Director of Development, Malia Fredrickson creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, including corporate partnerships and foundation grants. Previously,

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Marissa Bejarano

Marissa works in Operations supporting NCWIT’s non-profit and University of Colorado finances. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in

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Matt Muchna

Matt Muchna

As the Membership Coordinator, Matt (he/him) is the key point of contact for NCWIT’s Academic Alliance and supports 2,600+ individual members and 650+ post-secondary institutions

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Maureen Stewart, Ed.D.

Dr. Maureen Stewart has been involved with C4C since its inception and she is committed to removing barriers for students pursuing careers in computer science

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Melissa Pollich

Melissa currently serves as a fulfillment coordinator and program consultant for Counselors for Computing (C4C), primarily coordinating and implementing processes necessary for the meaningful distribution

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Natalie Anderson

Natalie Anderson is the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community Coordinator, focusing on engagement with the community and ensuring that members have access to NCWIT programs and

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Paula Stern

A former chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and distinguished scholar, The Honorable Paula Stern founded The Stern Group in 1988 and leads

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Rica Ortiz

Rica joined NCWIT as Operations Coordinator in 2019, assisting with finance, HR, and events. She brings over a decade of business operations management from the

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Shamika Goddard

Shamika is a person who is passionate about people and technology! She was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, and is the oldest of

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Stephanie Weber

Stephanie Weber is the NCWIT Director for Regional Initiatives where she brings together programs powered by NCWIT and NCWIT Alliance members focused on increasing the

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Susie Park-Kelly

As a Regional Affiliate Manager for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award, Susie supports both the Aspirations staff and volunteer affiliate teams in recognizing young

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Tanner Bergamo

Tanner Bergamo is the AspireIT Program Specialist, primarily creating and implementing work processes for the AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program. He recently served as the Aspirations

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Terina-Jasmine (TJ) Alladin

Terina–Jasmine (TJ) focuses her professional efforts on uplifting women, people of color, immigrants, and people with disabilities.She is the Founder and Principal Consultant for a

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Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan is the President and CTO at NCWIT. Her career began at U.S. WEST where she was the lead engineer of the original region-wide

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Theresa Henry

Theresa Henry is a PhD student at the University of Washington’s (UW) Economics Department and research assistant at the Center for Evaluation & Research for

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Tim Faiella

Tim Faiella

Tim Faiella is NCWIT’s Social Science Program Manager. He works with staff social scientists and the design team to ensure that electronic and print resources

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Tim Weston, Ph.D.

Tim Weston is a Research Associate for the University of Colorado’s Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) where he has worked on NSF, Department

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Valerie Williams

Valerie L. Williams, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist and Evaluator at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), where she leads and

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Wendy Chi

Dr. Wendy Chi is the internal evaluator for NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C). She has over 15 years of experience in education, including evaluations of

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Wendy DuBow

Wendy DuBow, Ph.D.

Wendy DuBow is a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Evaluation at NCWIT. In her multi-faceted role, Dr. DuBow conducts primary research, creates practical

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Zhen Wu

Dr. Zhen Wu is a research scientist with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of Colorado Boulder.  She conducts

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