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Jen Rushing teaches Computer Science and Makerspace at Central Coast New Tech High, a Project-Based Learning (PBL) high school in Nipomo, CA. She is passionate about supporting girls along STEM pathways and providing all high school students with a safe space to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious about how things work. In addition to facilitating learning, she also has a sordid past of professional software development in the Bay Area and spent a magical summer working for NASA.