Engaging Hispanic/Latino(a) Youth Collaboration Leadership Team

Leadership Team members are part of a working group of individuals committed to take action towards increasing the representation of Hispanic/Latino(a) youth, to support practitioners in this field by facilitating collaboration, maximizing access to shared resources, and identifying and disseminating exemplary practices. Leadership team members include individuals from K-12, higher education, non-profit, government, industry, informal organizations, and community-based organizations, including computer science professionals, and computer science educators. Former Leadership Team members are:

  • Enrico Pontelli, Chair
    Department of Computer Science, New Mexico State University

  • Jacob Martinez, Project Director
    Watsonville TEC (Tecnología-Educación-Comunidad)
    The Center for Youth Success at Education, Training, and Research Associates

  • Patricia Phillips, CSTA Voice Editor – K-12 Education
    Computer Science Teachers Association

  • Mohsen Beheshti, Chair
    Computer Science Department, California State University, Dominguez

  • Neiri Carrasco, Program Director
    Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Center at Washington State University, Tri-Cities

  • Robert Russell, Senior Education Associate
    National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute

  • Krystal Escobar, Program Coordinator
    Dept. of Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, College of Science & Technology