Allison Scott, Ph.D.

Chief Research OfficerKapor Center for Social Impact
Broadening Participation: Closing the Diversity Gap
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Dr. Allison Scott is the Chief Research Officer for the Kapor Center for Social Impact, where she leads a research agenda exploring barriers to participation in computing among underrepresented groups to inform the implementation of interventions, practices, and policies to diversify the technology ecosystem.  Specific areas of focus include: (a) equity in computer science education, (b) interventions to increase degree completion and participation in the technology workforce and entrepreneurship, and (c) intersectionality and women of color in computing.  Dr. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hampton University.