Megumi Kivuva

I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle, advised by Prof. Amy Ko. My PhD research aims to broaden participation in computing education for Black and refugee students. I use community participatory research to understand the barriers to accessing computing education and co-design interventions to make computing education more accessible to these communities. My previous work includes CS integration in language learning, co-construction in CS classes, and teaching CS in various after-school settings. I hold a BA in Computer Science and Spanish Studies from Bard College. I enjoy cooking Kenyan food and baking bread, cookies, and brownies in my free time!

Publications and Papers

F. Megumi Kivuva, Jayne Everson, Camilo De Haro, Amy Ko. Culture-Centric Computational Embroidery, SIGCSE 2024 [BEST PAPER AWARD]

F. Megumi Kivuva, Keith O’Hara, Amy Ko. Exploring Identity through Computing Integration in a Spanish Language & Literature Class, RESPECT June 2023.

Alannah Olsen, Benjamin Xie, Jean Salac, Jayne Everson, F. Megumi Kivuva, Amy Ko. A Decade of Demographics in Computing Education Research: A Critical Review of Trends in Collection, Reporting, and Use, ICER 2022

Jayne Everson, F. Megumi Kivuva, Amy Ko. “A key to reducing inequities in like, AI, is by reducing inequities everywhere first”: Emerging Critical Consciousness in a Co-Constructed Secondary CS Classroom”, SIGCSE 2022 [BEST PAPER AWARD]