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Kiki is a computer science educator and a former CS instructor at the University of Oregon. As a champion for responsible computing and equity in both CS employment and education, Kiki works with many organizations to improve the experience of girls and women in STEM.
Her landmark work with the hands-on Traveling Circuits computer science curriculum helped Thinkersmith receive the 2013 Google RISE Award for excellence in Science and Engineering. More recently, her work with Disney on their “Wayfinding with Moana” tutorial landed her recognition with a Golden Halo Award for Best Education Campaign, and her YouTube channel, KIKIvsIT, helped her nab silver as Stevie’s Female Innovator of the Year in 2017.
Kiki has written several books, including Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student, My First Coding Book, and Disney’s Coding with Anna and Elsa. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Wonder Workshop Robotics while also playing an advisory role in many STEM grant projects, including SciGirls Code!
A dedicated mother to her two boys, Kiki enjoys playing board games, solving escape rooms, and fostering animals for her local shelter.
Kiki is a computer science educator, as well as the author of several books, including Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student, My First Coding Book, and Disney’s Coding with Anna and Elsa. In her spare time, Kiki runs an educational YouTube channel called KIKIvsIT, which helped her win silver for Stevie’s coveted 2017 Female Innovator of the Year Award.
Kiki is an educator, author, and vibrant YouTube personality who operates on social media under the handle KIKIvsIT.
Some of Kiki’s writings include:
- Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student
- My First Coding Book
- Coding With Anna and Elsa: A Frozen Guide to Blockly
- Star Wars Coding Projects (Foreword)
- Click’d Teacher’s Guide
- Huffington Post
Some of Kiki’s Awards
- Stevie Female Innovator of the Year (2017 – Silver)
- Engage for Good Golden Halo Award (2017)
- Lane County 20 Under 40 (2013)
- Google RISE Award (2013)