Dr. Plane is Director of the new Maryland Center for Women in Computing at UMCP, Associate-Director of ACES (the first undergraduate cybersecurity honors program), and Advisor to the Association for Women in Computing (grad/undergrad student group). For 15 years, she worked on university computer science capacity building projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan. Jan holds graduate degrees in both computer science and education; her work focuses on computer science curriculum, pedagogical methods and underrepresented populations in computing. She encourages both quality of content and access to computing for students (middle-school to graduate-school) through teaching, outreach programs and teacher professional development.