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Frieda McAlear is a Senior Research Associate at the Kapor Center and one of the principal investigators of the Women of Color in Computing Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative. She has a decade of experience managing projects, developing evaluation and research methodology and building nonprofit technology capacity with socially progressive organizations in the Bay Area, Europe and Southern Africa. In 2013, she worked as an evaluator for an HIV/AIDS clinic serving villages in Lesotho and as a Program Coordinator for ZeroDivide in San Francisco in 2014. She holds a Masters of Research in Geography from Queen Mary, University of London, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels.
Dr. Allison Scott is the Chief Research Officer for the Kapor Center for Social Impact (KCSI), leading a research agenda aiming to increase diversity across the technology ecosystem. Her research examines: structural and psychological biases and barriers affecting the participation of diverse groups in STEM; intersectionality and girls of color in computing; the effectiveness of interventions to alleviate bias and increase participation of underrepresented groups in computing; and scaling strategic initiatives. Dr. Scott’s research has been funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation, and she is currently Principal Investigator for an NSF grant aiming to increase equity in access and participation in computer science education in California. Prior to her role at KCSI, Dr. Scott was Program Leader for the NIH's Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce Initiative and the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI). Dr. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hampton University.
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