Jennifer Rosato

My CSTA Story

I first joined CSTA when I started working with K12 teachers as part of a CS4HS grant project. The CSTA community holds the best interests of students and teachers at its core and is aligned to my personal values of wanting to see all students have engaging CS learning opportunities where they feel like they belong. I was a co-founder of the CSTA-MN chapter and part of the leadership team for several years until joining the CSTA Board of Directors.

My Story

Jennifer Rosato is the director of the Northern Lights Collaborative for Computing Education at the University of Minnesota, leading efforts to create more inclusive computing education opportunities. She has been supporting educators in K-12 and higher education in efforts to broaden participation in computing for over 20 years. She is passionate about collaborating with partners across systems and stakeholders to increase equity. She has led multiple grants and projects that provide curriculum and professional development for teachers and districts, is a CSforAll-MN steering committee member working on educational policy in Minnesota, and previously served as chair of the CSTA Board of Directors.