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Leadership

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Prof. Valeria Bertacco
Co-Director, Computing CARES

Valeria Bertacco is the vice provost for engaged learning at the University of Michigan. She is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and associate dean for physical sciences and engineering in the Rackham Graduate School. Bertacco is a founder of Computing CARES and has led a number of efforts to increase access to and equity in computer science.

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Dr. Amir Kamil
Co-Director, Computing CARES

Amir Kamil is a lecturer in computer science and engineering and teaches hundreds of computer science students each year. He is a member of the CSE Diversity and Outreach Committee and has been active in developing engaged teaching practices for large courses.

Student instructors

Fatima Bouhamdan

Fatima Bouhamdan

Fatima is an undergraduate Computer Science student and is an Instructional Aide for EECS 183 and Computing CARES. She was drawn to Computing CARES because she wanted to encourage more women and minorities to join the field and make it more accessible for them.

Megan Wiltse

Megan Wiltse

Megan is a Masters student in Materials Science and Engineering.  She is a mentor for optiMize – a social innovation idea incubator, an instructor with the Center for Diversity and Outreach, and  maintains a nonprofit working on STEM education accessibility in underserved communities. She was drawn to CARES because she believes deeply in creating communities within higher education that encourage students from any and every background to thrive.