NCWIT’s Regional Initiatives bundle research-backed programs and practices to increase the local participation of women and girls in tech fields and careers. To understand local computing ecosystems, and cater content and programming to needs on the ground, NCWIT partners with community stakeholders to build awareness, inspire participation, and connect women to like-minded peers, role models, and opportunities.
Thomas O. Hunter Rising Star Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education
Dr. Jeremy A Magruder Waisome is the Thomas O. Hunter Rising Star Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Florida (UF) where she conducts research on broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing (STEM+C). She is particularly interested in understanding the influence of critical mentorship and self-efficacy on student trajectories.
Dr. Waisome earned her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UF. During her studies, she became passionate about issues of equity, access, and inclusion in engineering and computing and worked to develop programs and activities that supported diverse students in these disciplines. After attaining her Ph.D., she served as a Postdoctoral Associate in CS and engineering education, and Project Manager of the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences, a National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance.
She is an avid science communicator and serves as co-host of Modern Figures Podcast, which seeks to elevate the voices of Black women in computing.