Pati Ruiz, Ed.D., is a Research Scientist for Learning Sciences and Computer Science Education at Digital Promise. A former K-12 technology leader, Pati also spent 16 years teaching Spanish and computer science in grades 6-12 before becoming a researcher. Her research focuses on broadening participation in computing, the use of emerging technologies for teaching and learning, and educator professional learning. Pati works to broaden the impacts of NSF-funded projects through the Center for Integrative Research in computing and Learning Sciences (CIRCLS). She is particularly interested in equitable access to computer science education and the consequences (intended and unanticipated) of emerging technologies on historically excluded students, specifically Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and students with disabilities.
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