Birds of a Feather Deputy Chair
Senior Program Manager for Systers Communities, AnitaB.org
Andrea Delgado-Olson is the Senior Program Manager for Systers Communities at AnitaB.org. She is also the Founder and Chair of Native American Women in Computing, and serves on the Board of Directors for AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) Andrea is a member of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of the Northern Sierra region of California, and is the tribe’s Election Committee Chair. She is a Computer Science Graduate Student with a background in Education with over seventeen years of experience as an educator. Her focus has shifted from teaching to working on outreach in Native Communities to teach various levels of Computer Science education and gaming. While working on preserving her language within her family, Andrea collaborated with Google and Udacity to create a course under the Android Basics Nanodegree for Multiscreen Apps using her Native language, Miwok. She is working to expand those efforts and gather teaching material to use as resources to create curriculum to preserve language and culture for a multitude of indigenous tribes, not just from the Americas, but worldwide.