Allison Scott

Allison Scott


Kapor Center

Dr. Allison Scott is the CEO of the Kapor Foundation aiming to increase racial diversity in tech and entrepreneurship so that the promise and potential of technology can be harnessed to create a more equitable future. At the Foundation Dr. Scott leads efforts to: (a) conduct research on barriers and solutions to racial inequality in tech and (b) operate programs advancing diversity in the tech/entrepreneurship workforce and (c) partnering with stakeholders to advocate for transformational policies and practices to expand racial equity in technology. Dr. Scott is currently a Principal Investigator on multiple national grants to expand equity in computer science education and increase participation of women of color across the computing pipeline and in her previous role as the Chief Research Officer authored foundational research on disparities in tech inequity in CS education and interventions to improve STEM outcomes for students of color. Previous positions include: Chief Research Officer at the Kapor Center; Program Leader for the National Institutes of Health’s Enhancing the Diversity of the Biomedical Workforce Initiative; Director of Research and Evaluation for the Level Playing Field Institute and Data Analyst for the Education Trust-West. Dr. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hampton University.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

4:40 pm
5:20 pm

Leading Edge Tech: AI, NLP, ML, AR/VR

Harbor G, Level 2

Students Navigating the New Digital World of Machine Learning and Data Science