Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dr. Rubin Landau, and Dr. Renetta Tull led two PhD workshops in August 2012: Proposal Writing, recorded session at http://bit.ly/ELA_proposal_writing_Aug2012, and The Final Defense, recorded session at http://bit.ly/ELA_FinalDefense. 

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Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale has a passion for helping people succeed.  To say Dr. Carter-Veale understands the obstacles to success is an understatement. She adopted author Julia Cameron’ s ( The Artist’s Way) personal philosophy "Leap and the net will appear," to encourage herself throughout her educational career. Raised in a home challenged by poverty, alcoholism, and abuse, along with four siblings, the statistics said that Dr. Carter-Veale would not graduate high school or attend college. Ignoring those statistics, she attended Stanford University after graduating from the academically rigorous Boston Latin Academy. That was her escape and her promise of a brighter future. She earned both a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford in six years – even after becoming a single parent.  Earning five degrees from Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, she persevered despite the costs and seemingly insurmountable challenges.