Lisa Kaczmarczyk was awarded her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin where her research wove together computer science, science education and psychology. She also holds Masters degrees from the University of Oregon and Northeastern University and a Bachelors Degree from Tufts University. She has worked in technical positions at large technology corporations and small startups. Prior to becoming a full time consultant Lisa acted as Principal Investigator on a grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Lisa has taught computer science courses at colleges and universities across the United States and currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position in the Computer Science department at Harvey Mudd College.
Lisa is on the advisory board of Global Tech Women, an organization supporting the personal and professional needs of technical women, is the United States representative on the International Committee of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and is a Researcher member of the CSforALL Consortium. She recently stepped down after eleven years serving on the the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Council. Lisa served several years on the board of UX Speakeasy / IxDA San Diego, and for close to a decade was Associate Editor and quarterly columnist for ACM Inroads Magazine. She has served on numerous industry and academic conference committees and was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Indiana Women in Computing Conference (InWIC). Lisa speaks Spanish quite well and is actively working on being able to hold her own in a French dinner conversation.