Director of Programs, CRA
As Director of Programs at CRA, Erik is involved with a broad range of programs focusing on human resources, community-building, and connecting CRA with the other organizations advancing computer science and engineering. He supports several CRA committees such as the Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), the CRA Deans Group, and others.
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. As part of the Education and Workforce Program at NSF, which included initiatives such as Broadening Participation in Computing, and the Computing Education for the 21st Century, Erik has been actively working to engage and retain students from underrepresented groups in computer science.
Program Assistant, CRA-W
As a Program Assistant at Computing Research Association, Ayla is responsible for assisting the Director of Programs and Program Associate in planning and organizing various activities and events for the Women in Computing Research program (CRA-W).
Most recently, Ayla is completing her Master’s of Arts in Museum Studies at George Washington University. Ayla is focused on her professional career and learning more about the computer science field while working at Computing Research Association.
In her spare time, Ayla has a passion for the outdoors and museums.