Charlotte Dungan was computer programmer for ten years, primarily working with data, reporting, payment systems, and web development before jumping into education. She is now Instructor of Computer Science at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She has taught in a wide variety of contexts, including alternative schools, twice exceptional programs, creating and running a Tinkering Camp, and running an educational consulting company with STEM classes for K-12 students. She also conducted research with computer science educators at Harvard as part of the Creative Computing group. She believes in empowering students as computational makers and creative problem solvers.