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Tonya Davis

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS
Houston Regional Manager
Houston, TX
Tonya graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BS in Computer Science and started her career as a Marketing Representative for IBM selling computers, software, and services to the Education Industry when classroom computers and technology were first being installed and 640K in an IBM PC was a BIG deal! She later obtained a MBA in Management/Marketing also from Washington University in St. Louis, accepted a position with Texas Instruments as a Senior Product Manager in Digital Signal Processing and made the move to Texas. Her classroom experience includes seven years teaching math and computer science in high schools and advocating for STEM education through clubs, field trips, and summer camps. Over the years, she has been privileged to be involved with Workforce Development and Training programs at the secondary and post-secondary levels and is keenly aware of the humongous gap in industry needs for Computer Science skills and the availability of talent to meet those needs. She is passionate about closing that gap and making an impact in the Computer Science education space.