Ellen Spertus interview: Overview

Ellen Spertus

On a separate page: Selected quotes from this interview

Brief background

Ellen Spertus is computer science researcher and educator with a strong interest in computing and society, particularly with respect to opportunities for women and under-represented groups. Ellen was recognized with the Women Who Dare Award by Girls Inc. of the Island City in 2007. In 2001, she won the distinction of being named Sexiest Geek Alive and in 2002 was recognized by ABCNews.com as one of the Top Ten Wired Women.

At the time of this interview, Ellen Spertus was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Mills College and Research Scientist at Google.

Interview materials

This webpage gives access to the audio and transcript of the interview with Ellen Spertus, conducted on October 23, 2008 in Mountain View, California by Vicki Almstrum.

Audio of interview [about 1 hour 30 minutes]

PDF interview transcript
[19 pages, 827 transcribed lines of text]

Other information about Ellen Spertus

Video clip: Choosing a job that will reward what’s important to you

  • Recorded November 2008
  • About 43 seconds; PDF transcript of video clip is located further down under the video
  • This video clip is also available on CEOHP’s YouTube channel