Dr. Lyn Swackhamer is the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Program Evaluator. She is responsible for the evaluation of all AiC programs, including the Award for Aspirations in Computing, the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award, AspireIT, and the Collegiate Award. Prior to joining NCWIT, she was a researcher/evaluator for RMC Research Corporation in Denver, Colorado and was also tasked to the Regional Education Laboratory for the Central States. Lyn was the lead evaluator for several NASA Education and public outreach projects, such as the Juno mission and the InSight mission. Her areas of expertise include survey research, self-efficacy, teacher effectiveness, lesson plan development, and research methodology. She has a BBA from North Georgia College and State University, an MA in curriculum and instruction, and a PhD in educational leadership and innovation, both from the University of Colorado Denver.