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Emmanuel Onyeador has been teaching for more than 20 years in the Oakland school district. He taught mathematics for 6 years and then went on to start a computer science and technology academy, at Oakland Technical High School in order to broaden participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the computing field. In the past 15 years, they have offered a variety of courses and trained thousands of students who have gone on to college or enter the work place. As director of the computer academy, he works hard to motivate his students and keep them interested in computing by connecting them with many organizations and leading industry partners. Through these crucial partnerships, the students are involved in work-based learning programs where they are placed in internships, connected with mentors, job shadow, guest speakers, and opportunities for field trips. In his spared time, Emmanuel enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, teaching robotics, and current affairs.