Native American Women and Two-Spirit Individuals in Computing Higher Education: A Photo Elicitation Study of Persistence

Nuria Jaumot-Pascual

Nuria Jaumot-Pascual

TERC, Inc.

Kathy DeerInWater

Kathy DeerInWater

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

This study will examine landscape data and trends on participation of Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native) and two-spirit individuals in computing and then uses the qualitative methodology of photo elicitation to explore unique barriers facing Native American women and factors that have influenced and supported Native American women and two-spirit individuals’ persistence in computing higher education.