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Fe Moncloa

Fe Moncloa, Ph.D.
University of California
Phone: (408 ) 282-3107
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Dr. Fe Moncloa is a 4-H Youth Development Advisor with the UCCE Santa Clara. Fe holds a Ph.D. in Education focused on the Social Contexts of Education and Policy Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters of Public Administration and Community Development Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dr. Moncloa is an educator and advocate for social justice. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She has dedicated her career to engaging Latino youth and families in California to exert agency in their lives and strengthen communities. Her applied research is in Latino youth development and intercultural communication. 

Fe will work in partnership with Steven Worker (University of California).

Fe's Fellowship Work

Project Page: Computer science education curriculum development to support Black and Latina girls develop computational thinking and positive ethnic-racial identity

Young people of color face many challenges. STEM fields – and even more so CS fields – face persistent disparities for women, Latinos, and Black people; the CS workforce is 75% male and 90% White or Asian (McAlear et al., 2018; NSB, 2018; Xue & Larson, 2015). Across many CS companies, women of color comprise 1% or less of all employees (Evans & Rangarajan, 2017) while Black and Latino employees are 8-9% (EEOC, 2016). The consequences are a less robust workforce, Potential Solution: Focus on Identity to Strengthen Computer Science Education. The authors propose to develop an innovative CS curriculum to include experiential learning activities that integrate STEM, computational and ethnic-racial identity development. Learning about computer science, in combination with authentic learning experiences, and a focus on identity development, has potential to improve motivation and aspirations for sustained study in CS (and STEM more broadly).