CRA Staff

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Nicole BeckNicole Beck

Reimbursement Specialist
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Nicole Beck
Reimbursement Specialist

Nicole is CRA’s Reimbursement Specialist, working closely with CRA’s Senior Grant Specialist Jill Hallden to ensure the organization’s bills get paid on time and reimbursements for participants in CRA-sponsored events are processed expeditiously. Prior to joining CRA, Nicole was a stay at home mom while also attending college at George Mason University and Arizona State University. She graduated from Arizona State with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geography with a specialization in geographic information systems. In her free time, Nicole enjoys all things geography and cartography, spending as much time as possible with her two daughters, as well as discovering new music to listen to.

Betsy BizotBetsy Bizot

Senior Research Associate
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Betsy Bizot
Senior Research Associate

Betsy started at CRA in 2004. She has two main responsibilities there: the annual CRA Taulbee Survey of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information departments; and evaluation of programs to encourage members of underrepresented groups toward research careers in computing.

She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 1978. While working in software development, she earned an MBA from Tulane University in 1984. The combination of coursework and on-the-job experience led her to an interest in successful technical teamwork and leadership, and to a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 1988. She did some statistical software development, then worked for 14 years for Career Vision, a not-for-profit in the Chicago suburbs, conducting research and product development related to career choice and career satisfaction. She is happy to bring the social science research and computing branches of her professional career together at CRA.

Betsy is interested in underrepresented groups in science and engineering, career paths in research (especially computing research), and in making information available to people in forms that are useful for decision making.

Tracy Camp

Executive Director and CEO, CRA
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Tracy Camp
Executive Director, CRA

Dr. Tracy Camp is the CRA Executive Director and CEO. Camp joins CRA from Colorado School of Mines, where she was a member of the faculty since 1998, and department head of Computer Science at Mines since 2016. Camp’s research interests are in wireless networking. She is most known for improving the credibility of wireless networking simulation studies. More than 4,000 researchers in 88 countries/regions have downloaded at least one of the 12 software packages developed by her research group (as of June 2021) and her research articles have been cited 14,794 times (per Google Scholar, as of June 2021).

Camp has received over 20 grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious CAREER award. In total, her projects have received over $25 million dollars in external funding.

Dr. Camp is both an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. She was a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand in 2006, a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2010, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker from 2006 to 2015. She earned her B.A. in mathematics at Kalamazoo College, M.S. in computer science from Michigan State University, and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary.

Daniela Cárdenas

Senior Program Associate, CRA-WP
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Daniela Cárdenas
Senior Program Associate, CRA-WP

As Senior Program Associate, Daniela supports CRA and CRA-WP program activities with administrative and logistical matters such as planning meetings, workshops, outreach activities, and committee support.

Daniela emigrated from Venezuela in 2007, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government and a minor in Education from Florida State University. In her spare time, Daniela enjoys watching football and painting with acrylics.

Sandra CorbettSandra Corbett

Senior Administrator for Events Management
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Sandra Corbett
Senior Administrator for Events Management

Sandra joined CRA in 2011. As part of the CRA team, her responsibilities involve designing and developing all of the internal databases for CRA, processing all account payables for the organization and working with the Director of Programs on CRA-WP programs, specifically the CREU and DREU programs.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Strayer University. She earned her Master of Science degree in Database Administration (2011), and Master of Business Administration degree (2012) from the University of Maryland University College.

Her outside interests involve reading, learning about database development and big data analytics- the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information.

Ann DrobnisAnn Schwartz Drobnis

Director of Research Community Initiatives
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Ann Schwartz Drobnis
Director, CCC

Dr. Ann Schwartz Drobnis is the Computing Research Association’s Director of Research Community Initiatives. She leads the community organization in developing visioning activities, writing white papers and reports, and communicating with policymakers to ensure that computing research continues to be high-impact and align with pressing national and global challenges. Prior to joining CRA, she was an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation working on education and workforce development issues for the CISE Directorate. Prior to her time at NSF, she taught high school computer science and math at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Catherinee-GillCatherine Gill

Program Associate, CCC
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Catherine Gill
Program Associate, CCC

Catherine (Cat) Gill is a Program Associate for the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) subcommittee. In her role, she will assist CCC staff with administrative tasks and logistical matters, such as organizing and coordinating workshops and research efforts. Most recently, she worked as an office manager for Hanover Research organized employee events and office communications.

Haley-GriffinHaley Griffin

Program Associate, CCC
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Haley Griffin
Program Associate, CCC

Haley Griffin is a Program Associate for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) subcommittee. In this role, she will support the CCC mission by facilitating workshops, completing administrative tasks, and assisting with communications deliverables. Previously she worked for AmeriCorps as a Literacy Coordinator where she helped students at under-resourced schools with their reading comprehension and literary skills. Haley graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in professional writing and minors in Spanish and global perspectives on sustainability. She has experience working with non-profit organizations on initiatives like obtaining grants for watershed management and designing project proposals for fundraisers. In her free time Haley likes to take walks, spend time with friends and family, and travel.

Alejandra GuzmanAlejandra Guzman

Senior Program Associate, CRA-WP
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Alejandra Guzman 
Senior Program Associate, CRA-WP

Alejandra graduated from Brown University in 2015 with an Education Studies degree. During her undergraduate career, she was deeply involved with student organizations that supported underrepresented student communities such as first-gen, low income, etc.

She has continued that work in her professional career as she supports disenfranchised students, particularly in STEM fields. Before joining CRA, Alejandra promoted computer science learning through Code Success, a Google-sponsored program at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), which focused on enhancing NSBE members’ CS technical skills as well as professional skills to ensure they were job ready upon graduation. In her free time, Alejandra enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and playing with her cat.

Emmanuel HaleEmmanuel Hale

Accounts Payable Specialist
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Emmanuel Hale
Accounts Payable Specialist

Emmanuel is an Accounts Payable Specialist for CRA and works to ensure the organization’s bills get paid on time and reimbursements for participants in CRA-sponsored events are processed expeditiously.  Emmanuel graduated from Wilmington University with an MBA and has over ten years of experience in accounting.  Before coming to CRA, he worked as a Staff Accountant for a small business in the hospitality industry.  In his free time, Emmanuel enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.

Jill Hallden

Senior Grant Specialist
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Jill Hallden
Senior Grant Specialist

Jill is CRA’s Senior Grant Specialist, working closely with CRA’s Senior Administrator for Events Management Sandra Corbett to ensure the organization’s bills get paid on time and reimbursements for participants in CRA-sponsored events are processed expeditiously. Prior to joining CRA, Jill retired from a 12-year career as an assistant professor of Geography at George Mason University, where she focused on digital cartography and world regional geography. When she’s not processing reimbursements, she enjoys cycling, spending time with her three boys, and making interesting cupcake creations.

Peter HarshaPeter Harsha

COO and Senior Director, Government Affairs

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Peter Harsha
COO and Senior Director, Government Affairs

Peter Harsha is the COO and Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Computing Research Association. In his position, Peter works to help CRA influence computing research policy by improving public and policymaker understanding of the nature of research, and by increasing the computing community’s awareness of and participation in policy issues. Prior to joining CRA in October 2001, Peter spent six years working for Congress, beginning as a member of the personal staff of Congressman Nick Smith of Michigan. In the 106th and 107th Congresses, Peter served as a member of the professional staff of the House Science Committee as Chairman Smith’s designee on the Subcommittee on Research, working on a portfolio of issues that included oversight of the National Science Foundation, Information Technology, the U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. Peter has three boys, and a cat named for 80’s hockey goon Marty McSorley.

Maddy Hunter

Program Associate, CCC
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Maddy Hunter
Program Associate, CCC

Maddy Hunter is a Program Associate for the CRA’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC) subcommittee. In this role, she supports CCC staff and council members by handling administrative and logistical matters surrounding meetings, conferences and workshops.

Previously, she was an IT Administrative Specialist for DataSource, where she worked with Automated Background Investigation Software (ABIS) to process security clearances for government workers. Maddy received bachelor’s degrees in Professional Writing and Political Science from Miami University. In her free time she enjoys napping, painting and trying new foods.

Sabrina_JacobSabrina Jacob

Senior Administrator for Membership and Advertising
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Sabrina Jacob
Senior Administrator for Membership and Advertising

Sabrina Jacob has been with CRA since August 2007. One of her primary duties is overseeing/managing the ads that appear on the CRA website as well as in the electronic CRN magazine. She also is responsible for managing the membership database which consists over 350 academic departments, labs, and professional societies and is the liaison between the department chairs, deans, directors, and presidents. Sabrina did her undergraduate work in Psychology at UMUC.

Prior to joining CRA, Sabrina worked many years with different non-profit organizations both nationally as well as internationally. She also spent a number of years working at NBC, PBS, and C-SPAN as an engineer, producer and a director.

In her spare time, she loves to read and also has a passion for working with young women and children.

EniolaEniola Idowu

Research Associate, CERP
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Eniola Idowu
Research Associate, CERP

Eniola Idowu is a Research Associate for CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). As part of the CERP team, she conducts and supports the evaluation for a selection of programs primarily focused on broadening participation in computing in higher education. Eniola holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Master of Public Health in Health Behavior Health Promotion from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the CERP team, she worked in the evaluation field within a variety of sectors including research/evaluation firms, academic institutes, and non-profits. Eniola worked as an Evaluation Associate for a research and evaluation firm where she gained experience with designing and implementing a variety of complex evaluation projects addressing behavioral health disparities, state’s substance use crises, sexual health education, and school-based mental health systems. During her graduate school training, Eniola supported the Office of Curricula Affair’s evaluation in curriculum modification in medical school settings to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching practices. She is passionate about using a DEI lens in all aspects of research and evaluation to address access, intersectionality, and equity within underserved populations to achieve their educational and wellness goals. In her free time, Eniola enjoys Pilates, reading, listening to music, and journaling.

Lauren-LashleeLauren Lashlee

Program Associate, CRA-WP
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Lauren Lashlee
Program Associate, CRA-WP

Lauren Lashlee is a program associate for the Widening Participation (CRA-WP) committee. In this role, she supports CRA-WP programs that focus on increasing the success and participation of underrepresented groups in computing research.

Lauren was raised in Savannah, GA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in K-12 English as a Second Oral Language. Before joining CRA, Lauren was an educator for six years in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools. She enjoys cooking, painting, and physical activities.

Roohia-MeerRoohia Meer

Program Associate, CERP
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Roohia Meer
Program Associate, CERP

Roohia Meer is a program assistant for the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). She supports CERP’s efforts aimed at broadening participation in computing research and education.

Roohia is originally from Quetta, Pakistan. She holds a Bachelor’s in sociology from Albion College and a Master’s in public policy from the University of Maryland. Before joining CRA, Roohia worked as a data analyst in enrollment management at the University of Maryland. She enjoys reading, cooking, and teaching ESL to refugees from Afghanistan.

Brian MosleyBrian Mosley

Senior Policy Analyst, Government Affairs
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Brian Mosley
Senior Policy Analyst, Government Affairs

Brian is the Policy Analyst for CRA, representing the Association before Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and the computing & scientific community in Washington. He is enthusiastic about the governmental process and wants to help both researchers and elected representatives get the most out of their democracy. Brian has over seven years experience in government affairs and has worked in the fields of technology & innovation policy, science and energy research, and STEM education. Prior to arriving at CRA, he worked in the Washington Office of the American Physical Society and interned for Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland while in college. In his spare time, Brian is an accomplished amateur photographer, with multiple photographs having been displayed in juried art shows. Brian is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a B.A. in History and Political Science.

Ama Nyame-Mensah

Research Associate, CERP
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Ama Nyame-Mensah
Research Associate, CERP

As a part-time research associate at CERP, Ama manages the NSF CISE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project in collaboration with the rest of the project team.
Ama has considerable experience providing project management and technical (data) leadership to organizations and teams conducting applied and community-focused research and evaluation. In her free time, Ama speaks, writes, and teaches about the ethical and practical use of data and the importance of designing accessible data experiences.
Ama holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and degrees in Urban Affairs & Public Policy (Master of Arts) and Economics (Bachelor of Arts) from the University of Delaware.
Taniya Ross-DunmoreTaniya Ross-Dunmore

Research Assistant, CERP
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Taniya Ross-Dunmore
Research Assistant

Taniya Ross-Dunmore is a research assistant for CRA’S Center of Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). Her responsibility is to assist in CERP’s research and evaluation projects and tasks.

Taniya holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College where she obtained experience in data collection and evaluation, research methods, psychometrics, and more. Prior to joining the CRA CERP team, she worked as an RBT with children with autism and aided in the facilitation of a program aimed to increase young women of color in the STEM and art field. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and Netflix.

Erik RussellErik Russell

Director of Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Initiatives
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Erik Russell
Director of Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Initiatives

As Director of Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Initiatives at Computing Research Association (CRA), Erik provides operational leadership, program management, and relationship building for the organization. Working closely with the CRA Committee on Widening Participation (CRA-WP), Erik drives CRA’s talent development initiatives with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through careful engagement, recruitment, cultivation, and support of talent, he aims to amplify efforts to promote advanced computing research.Before joining CRA, Erik worked to advance computer science education through his service as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow within the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the National Science Foundation. Erik has been actively working to engage and retain students from groups historically underserved in computer science research.

Burcin TamerBurçin Tamer

Director of Data and Evaluation
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Burçin Tamer
Director, CERP

Burçin Tamer is the Director of Data and Evaluation.  She joined CRA as a Research Scientist at CERP in May 2015 and has been Director since April 2018. Burçin is responsible for overall operations and manages CERP’s data resources and infrastructure as well as analysis activities. Her work provides social science support to the computing community’s efforts for broadening participation.

Heather WrightHeather Wright

Associate Director of Data and Evaluation
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Heather Wright
Associate Director, CERP

Heather Wright serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). In her role, Wright leads CERP’s evaluation efforts aimed at broadening participation in computing research and education. Wright also coordinates CERP’s various research initiatives and supports the continued sustainability of the center. She currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and two minors in Technical & Business Writing and Women’s Studies. She has been with the CRA since 2013.

Helen WrightHelen Wright

Senior Program Associate, CRA-Industry
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Helen Wright
Senior Program Associate, CRA-Industry

As a Senior Program Associate at CRA, Helen Wright interacts with members of the research community and policy makers to organize meetings, workshops, and outreach activities.

Most recently, she was a Science Education Analyst at the National Science Foundation working on promoting excellence in undergraduate STEM education for the Education and Human Resources Directorate. Helen organized and participated in a number of outreach events and conferences for many programs including the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program, whose goal is to increase the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy.

She holds a bachelor’s of science in biology as well as a master’s of science in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Virginia.

EvelynEvelyn Yarzebinski

Senior Research Associate, CERP
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Evelyn Yarzebinski
Senior Research Associate, CERP

Evelyn Yarzebinski is a Research Associate for CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). Evelyn’s main responsibility is managing CERP’s survey and evaluation data. She additionally contributes to evaluation reports and research projects, and is the administrator for

Prior to joining CRA, she was a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, where she led study planning and data collection, management, and analysis for projects aimed at improving math-and-literacy-based educational technologies for children worldwide.