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Ruthe Farmer

Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion

Ruthe Farmer is Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy focusing on education, technology and inclusion of underrepresented groups.

Ruthe leads implementation of President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, a bold call to action to make computer science education available to all American students. In this capacity she works with a broad range of stakeholders and partners from both the public and private sector to build momentum for the President’s call to action.

Prior to joining the White House, Ruthe worked nationally on tech, engineering and computer science education and advocacy, with a focus on equity and inclusion. She formerly was Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at the National Center for Women & IT, chaired Computer Science Education Week in 2012 and led tech and engineering programs at Girl Scouts of the USA.

Ruthe holds a BA from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from the Oxford University’s Said Business School and is passionate about integrating innovative business strategies into social change efforts.

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