Shana White

Shana White: A Jock Who Proves that Computer Science is Cool

Jocks can’t be nerds. That’s just not how it works, usually. But Shana White is proof that you cannot only be a jock and a nerd, but that you can excel at both.

White, an Atlanta native and former physical education and health teacher, has worked with grades K-12 and served as an adjunct professor at Georgia Gwinnet College. At every level, White has helped to bridge the gap between what is considered “nerdy” and what is considered “athletic”.

She is continuing these efforts with the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech where she is a Constellations Fellow. Her primary role is to develop computer science education programs and bring them to high school classrooms in the Atlanta Public School system.