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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

Mariam Mahmoud

Mariam is an undergraduate computer science student and is an Instructional Aide for EECS 280 and Computing CARES. She is also a part of Michigan Council of Women in Technology where she works to get women (primarily high schoolers and younger) excited to pursue a career in STEM. She was drawn to Computing CARES because she wants to foster an inclusive environment in EECS and help make women and minorities more comfortable in the program and encourage those not already pursuing a degree in EECS to consider it.

Vanita Sharma

Vanita is an undergraduate Computer Science student and is an Instructional Aide for EECS 183 and Computing CARES. She is active in fostering a supportive community for women in technology on campus as president of Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She was drawn to Computing CARES because she believes individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in technology should feel that they belong in this field and can succeed.