Ann W. Drobnis

Fellowship Placement: National Science Foundation
Cohort: 2012-2013

As the Director of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) since 2013, Ann architects and directs activities that catalyze the community to envision future research opportunities and then communicates those visions to policymakers, federal funding agencies, and back to the community. Under her leadership, the CCC has grown by creating new programs, expanding to new interdisciplinary topics, partnering with other professional and governmental organizations, and creating, revisiting, and revising the strategic plan to guide programming to support broader initiatives for the research community. Schwartz currently is a member of the Advisory Boards for the George Mason University Research Fund and the South Big Data Hub. She is also a member of the leadership team at the Computing Research Association. Prior to joining CRA, she was an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation working on education and workforce development, including broadening participation in computing and the CS10K project, for the CISE Directorate. Prior to her time at NSF, she taught high school computer science and math at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.