Gayithri Jayathirtha is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA), researching computing education under the guidance of Dr. Yasmin Kafai. Prior to pursuing her doctoral program, she earned her master's degree in Learning Sciences and Technologies from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore University, Bangalore (India). Currently, she researches within the K-12 computing education context to better support student and teacher meaning-making within formal classrooms. Across her work, she strives to further justice and questions oppressive practices and patterns within computing education.
Broadening Participation in Computing