Individual Profiles & Spotlights

Cullen White

Cullen is the Chief of Staff at AnitaB.org. He provides strategic counsel to CEO Brenda Darden Wilkerson and members of the executive team. He’s been a member of the organization since February 2019 when he originally joined as Director of Strategic Alliances. As Director, Cullen engaged allied organizations in efforts to advance the mission of AnitaB.org.Prior to joining AnitaB.org, Cullen served as the Managing Director of Computer Science for Teach For America. In that role, Cullen helped teachers, school leaders, and community stakeholders from across TFA's 51 regions build capacity for designing and implementing culturally responsive PK-12 CS education programs. Before making the leap to non-profit life, Cullen served as the Supervisor of Information Technology Programs for Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland and spent several years in the classroom teaching Spanish, Social Studies, and Computer Science courses.

In his spare time, you'll find Cullen enjoying the outdoors with his family -- hiking, cycling, and running — or cooking up a storm for his family (and his friends in the before times). It’s his life’s joy to dramatically read books for his toddler daughter. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Nebraska Cornhuskers football and love-hates fixing up his old house. Read More

Quincy Brown

Quincy Brown, Ph.D., is the Director of Systems Change at AnitaB.org.  There she leads efforts to catalyze and sustain systemic change through investments in people and communities and by advocating or organizational change in the computing ecosystem. Read More

Jacky So

How a “Gap Quarter” Positioned Jacky to Make a Difference in the Fight Against COVID-19

The last time we spoke to Jacky So, she was taking a break from work (a “gap quarter”) to re-evaluate her career and position herself to be happier in her next opportunity. Our original interview was before the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States, but at time of publication in May of last year, her gap-quarter was a position many found themselves in. Read More

Huma Hamid

Connect, Learn, and Grow Together: How Huma Hamid is Building the Supportive Global STEM Community She Wanted for Herself

When asked about her early interest in STEM, Huma Hamid’s mind flashes back to being a young girl, intrigued by a 386DX computer owned by her cousin who encouraged her to use the machine to explore and play games. That simple exposure to typing games sparked a life-long curiosity. Read More

Lisa Gelobter

Impact Through Inclusion: How Lisa Gelobter Is Transforming Tech By Celebrating Diversity

Lisa Gelobter knows what it’s like to be different. As a black woman with a degree in computer science, she acknowledges that she is sadly “something of a unicorn.” During her multi-decade career in technology, Lisa has embraced the idea of being different by pioneering many “firsts” for her industry: In the 1990s, she was an engineer and program manager for Macromedia Shockwave, the internet’s first interactive media platform. Read More

Quincy Brown

From the Halls of Academia to the Formation of Government Policy: A Sector-Spanning STEM Legacy

Quincy was at a crossroads. She had just achieved tenure, the golden crown of the ivory tower. Was she really going to walk away from the halls of academia to forge a new path in the government and non-profit sectors? It would require a significant amount of self-reflection, self-awareness, self-care and guidance from the sisterhood. Fortunately, these assets have been plentiful in Quincy’s sphere. Read More