Peta-Gay Clarke is a well-rounded professional with broad experience as a Business, Information Technology and Community leader coupled with a passion for providing S.T.E.M. education to youth underrepresented in the technology industry. Peta is currently a Diversity Manager working under the Inclusion and Educational Equity pods at Google in an effort to advance an inclusive culture for current and future Googlers. She is the Program Lead for Google Code Next -- an initiative to expand social capital in Black and Latino neighborhoods by developing culturally engaging and community-centric tech experiences. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science. Previously, Peta was the Deputy Director of IT at the Columbia University School of Journalism and has over 10 years experience as a Programmer building web-based applications for companies such as Federal Reserve Bank, NYC Department of Education, New York Magazine and COACH Inc. Peta holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming from Farmingdale State University of New York (SUNY). She has earned a Master's Degree from Pace University and was awarded the Civic Engagement Award for Academic Excellence and Community Service in May 2015.