Cristy Charters

Florida International University

Cristy Charters is a Computer Science instructor at FIU. She is passionate about spreading Computer Science education to all children, starting in kindergarten, through elementary, middle, and high school. She also believes that all college students should get a chance to learn how Computer Science impacts their lives, and to dabble in a little bit of coding in languages such as Python and tools like MIT App Inventor and developed just such a course for non-CS majors at FIU.

Prior to teaching at FIU, Ms. Charters had two other careers. Most recently, she was an educator and teacher-trainer within the Miami-Dade County Public School District. Her first career was as a Computer Programmer/Analyst for FPL, where she developed mainframe and client/server systems.