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Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Indigenous Influencers In Tech

Wade Tyler Millward

CRN celebrates executives and pioneers from Lockheed, IBM, P3I, TICOM, Aqiwo and Cetan.

Stephanie Carnell

Stephanie Carnell, a member of the Adai Caddo tribe of Louisiana, is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Central Florida “identifying new research directions to understand the role of virtual reality and virtual humans in language learning,” according to her LinkedIn account.

In 2020, Carnell became the second Native American woman to receive a doctorate in computing nationwide since 2013, according to the University of Florida.

She received her doctoral degree in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) and researches how virtual humans can help medical students improve communication with patients, according to UF.

At the university, she was a founding member of the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans and of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

In November, Carnell started work for the city of Orlando as a digital service designer and delivery manager, according to her LinkedIn.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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