Dr. Jamika D. Burge Co-Founder of blackcomputeHER (pronounced ‘black computer’), an organization dedicated to supporting computational thinking, design thinking, and workforce development for Black women and girls in computing+tech. She is an authority on research and programming that explores the intersectionality of Black women and girls in computing and design. Jamika is also Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC, a tech consultancy that focuses on computer science education, tech research, and inclusive design. She has consulted for tech companies and non-profit organizations, alike, including Google, the Kapor Center, the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jamika holds a PhD in computer science and applications from Virginia Tech. She and her work have been featured in the New York Times and ComputerWorld, she sas recognized by HackBright Academy as a Top Tech Leader to Watch, and in 2021, as a DC Tech Connector, by Technical.ly.

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