- School of History and Sociology
Kera Allen graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture. After graduating, she worked as a technical writer and support analyst in the software industry, contributing to the development, support, and implementation of software. This experience led her to become very interested in studying the social and cultural factors that shape workplace environments in the information technology sector, especially those experienced by women and minorities. Kera is a Ph.D. student in HSOC and through her research efforts, she hopes to contribute to a more diverse workplace. Kera is also a fellow in the Georgia Tech Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, which trains doctoral students in the skills required for conducting research in energy science, technology, and policy. She believes that diversity can foster better innovation, which can lead to the advancement of new alternative energy solutions and policies. She hopes the experience gained as an IGERT Fellow will bolster her research and allow her to contribute to a body of knowledge aimed at new energy solutions.