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Tarika Barrett

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Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Dr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international  non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology that has served over 450,000 students to date. In her role, Dr. Barrett oversees the organization’s free Summer Immersion Program and after-school clubs’ program, as well as the international programming, alumni programming, and people & culture teams. Dr. Barrett started her career as an educator and has spent two decades building educational pathways for young people at organizations like iMentor, the New York City Department of Education, New Visions for Public Schools, and New York University’s Center for Research on Teaching and Learning. (DHS Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/Released)