- Ph.D in Information Science, University of Washington, Seattle
- B.A. in Computer Science and Spanish Studies, Bard College, 2022
- Senior Thesis: ¿Quién soy yo? (Who am I?): Exploring Identity through Analyzing Afro-Cuban Poetry and Creative Coding in a Post-Secondary Spanish Literature Classroom
- Advised by Keith O’Hara and Melanie Nicholson
- Certificate in Civic Engagment, Open Society University Newtwork, 2022
- The Ells School, Pittsburgh PA, 2018
- Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington iSchool, Summer 2022 - PRESENT
- Research interests include critical computing education, computing for social justice, and broadening participation for black students and refugees in computing education
- Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Washington iSchool, Summer 2021
- Researched emerging critical consciousness in secondary computer science classrooms through teaching a summer class to a diverse group of high school students in Seattle.
- A Vision for Electronic Literacy & Access (AVELA), Instructor, 2022 - PRESENT
- Facilitate STEM outreach for underrepresented minorities in the Puget Sound region in Washington State.
- Bard College Center for Civic Engagement, Lead STEM Education Fellow, 2018 – 2022
- Organized and developed educational programming for community partners catering to grades K12 in the Hudson Valley.
- Bard College Experiemental Huamnities Media Corps Member, 2019 - 2022
- Created CS workshops for non-majors at Bard College.
- Girls Who Code Bard College Lead Instructor, 2020 – 2022
- Teach computer science workshops for all-girls after-school programs in the Hudson Valley.
- Bard College Experimental Humanities Department Media Corps Member, 2019 – 2022
- Teach and develop programming workshops centered around the intersection of literature and programming.
- Literature in the Digital Age, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2020 & Spring 2022
- Taught class once a week for students attending class virtually; developed and taught all curriculum for the programming aspects of the course using Twine and p5.js.
- Creatively Coding a Better Future, Teaching Assistant Summer 2021
- Collaborated on curriculum, assessment development, and grading for a summer course for high school students.
F. Megumi Kivuva, Keith O’Hara, Amy Ko. Exploring Identity through Computing Integration in a Spanish Language & Literature Class, RESEPCT 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]
Awards and Leadership
- [National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship] (https://www.nsfgrfp.org/), $120,000 over 5 years, 2023-2028
- Bard College William J. Lockwood Prize awarded to the senior student who has had the most impact on the welfare of the college, 2022
- Featured in Bard College Center for Civic Engagement “What’s your why?” podcast, 2021
- Bard College Experimental Humanities Department Student Spotlight recipient, 2021
- Bard College Association of Episcopal Colleges’ Charitable Service Scholar, 2021
- Bard College Undergraduate representative for the Computer Science Faculty Search, 2021
- Bard College Berta and Herold J. Dresher Scholarship for high moral and intellectual stature, 2020
- Fund for the Advancement of Minorities through Education Outstanding Intern Award, 2017
- The Ellis School Marcy Federman Love Award, a $10,000 travel grant to study arts and social change in Nicaragua & Cuba, 2017
- Swahili - Native
- English - Native
- Spanish - Proficient