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Erin Mindell Cannon: Chair

Board Committee: Exec/Governance


Erin Mindell Cannon is a Program Manager on Google’s Developer Relations team, leading a team of training specialists. Prior to this role, she worked on Google’s Computer Science Education team where she focused primarily on external education outreach. She has worked on projects such as Computer Science for High School — a grant-giving program to “train the trainer” in CS education, CS First — which brings Computer Science education to middle school children of all backgrounds, and the open-sourced platform Course Builder — a product that allows anyone to create an online course from a template. While on that team, she developed and led programs in the CS retention space, including the CS mentorship programs igniteCS and AI Research Mentorship. Over the past several years, Erin has been involved in various CS Education related initiatives including the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Education Board Retention Committee, helping the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles get up and running, the College for Every Student’s CS initiative, and serving on the Advisory Board for a National Science Foundation (NSF) project on collaborative research in the CS education space. Prior to her 11 years at Google, Erin worked at the non-profit Jewish National Fund on their education team. Erin was born and raised in Topeka, KS, and has lived in four additional states: California, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College with a B.A. in English, Women Studies, and Jewish Studies. Erin completed her M.A. at Sarah Lawrence College in Developmental Psychology with a focus on technology while working at Google. Erin has resided in Austin since 2015 along with her partner, their two children, and two dogs. She has been locally involved in Meals on Wheels as a volunteer, along with her six year old.

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