Getting Students to the Finish Line with Ruthe Farmer
Ruthe Farmer, a leader in expanding access to computer science education joins the podcast to talk about her new initiative, The Last Mile Education Fund. The Last Mile is a disruptive approach to increasing diversity in engineering and tech and offers financial support for underrepresented students who are close to graduating. Farmer shares heartfelt stories that inspired the creation of the non-profit that will break your heart.
Farmer also gives us the inside scoop on the PROMOTES Act of 2020, a bill that she helped write, and tips on how to present your policy ideas so they can be put into action.
Host: Lien Diaz
Guest: Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist at CS4All and Founder and CEO of The Last Mile Education Fund
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