Dr. Jean Ryoo will be delivering the keynote presentation at the CS Equity Summit. Jean Ryoo is Director of Research of the Computer Science Equity Project at UCLA Center X. Her research focuses on issues of equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Computer Science (CS) education. Jean uses a sociocultural lens to examine learning and teaching practice along three strands of work: (1) Describing complex learning experiences while understanding how they relate to student identity and agency; (2) Illuminating which effective pedagogical strategies can inspire academic engagement for youth who have historically been denied access to quality education in STEM/CS; and (3) Advancing the creation of learning environments that build on students’ wealth of personal knowledge and experience to become critical and creative participants in our local communities. Jean is committed to working in research-practice partnerships with educators, administrators, and students because together we can create more meaningful knowledge and better solutions to improving youth’s educational experiences than we can when working apart. Her current projects include amplifying the voices and perspectives of historically underrepresented high school students in Los Angeles and Mississippi computer science classrooms (www.csequityproject.org/student-voice), as well as collaborating with district and school leaders across California to ensure equity sits at the heart of computer science implementation (www.csforca.org). Prior to this, she worked with the Exploring Computer Science team to bring high-quality, inquiry-based, culturally responsive computer science education to all public school students (www.exploringcs.org). She also worked with the SF Exploratorium Tinkering Studio (https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering) to direct research-practice partnerships focused on equity issues in STEM learning. Jean received a Ph.D. in Urban Schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles; a Masters of Education and Teaching from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa; and a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University.