Allison Scott

Chief Research Officer
Kapor Center for Social Impact

Dr. Allison Scott is the Chief Research Officer for the Kapor Center for Social Impact (KCSI), where she leads a research agenda examining equity in computer science education, participation and retention in the technology workforce among underrepresented populations, and intersectionality and barriers facing women of color in computing. This research informs the design and implementation of strategies, policies, and practices to diversify the technology ecosystem, with the intention to transform future opportunities for underrepresented communities and strengthen our nation’s economic prosperity, innovation, and global competitiveness. Dr. Scott’s research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation and can be found in peer-reviewed journals, reports, and cited in national and international media outlets. 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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