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Board Chair


Dr. Kari L. Jordan is the Executive Director of The Carpentries, a non-profit project that teaches foundational coding and data science skills. In this role, she advocates for The Carpentries mission, vision, and values through strategic relationships and championing people first, access for all, and community collaboration. Kari holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education and a MA in Education from The Ohio State University, as well as an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Department of Engineering and Technology, College of Aeronautics. Kari also serves on the Advisory Committee for Reproducibility for Everyone. She is a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and a Zumba Fitness instructor. Kari tweets at @drkariljordan.