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As well as being an author and entrepreneur, Kiki is a computer science educator. 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 making and playing board games, running Escape Artist NW, and fostering animals for her local shelter.
Kiki is an author and entrepreneur, known mostly for her work with computer science, including several books, beginning with 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 Awards
- Register Guard Game Changer Award (2017)
- Stevie Female Innovator of the Year, Silver (2017)
- Engage for Good Golden Halo Award (2017)
- Lane County 20 Under 40 (2013)
- Google RISE Award (2013)
Some of Kiki’s writings include: