Your CSTA team is a passionate group with experience that spans the education sector and association world. Our goal is to continue to grow the CS community to ensure every educator has a home.
 
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Jake Baskin Headshot

Jake Baskin
Executive Director

Jake is the Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the world’s leading association for K-12 computer science teachers.
 
He is a former high school computer science teacher, department chair, and professional development provider with the Chicago Public Schools. As a teacher, he focused on increasing access to computing for underrepresented groups and more than doubled female enrollment in introductory computer science classes.
 
Prior to joining CSTA, he was Director of State Government Affairs for Code.org, where he worked with educators and policymakers to advocate for policies that expand access to high-quality computer science education with state departments of education and governor’s offices across the country. In his work at Code.org, he helped to build a nationwide network of more than 40 regional partners that worked with over 100 school districts in the U.S. to implement comprehensive computer science programs and provide professional learning for teachers.
 
Jake is also a poet and has published two books of poetry. 
 

LiYana Baker HeadshotLiYana Baker
Office Manager 

 
Yana is CSTA's Office Manager and brings over 10 years of school operations experience to her role. She is a strong believer in A1 customer service. Yana has a degree in Communications from Chicago State University. 
 
Outside of work, Yana loves to watch football and spend time with family and friends. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
 

Stacy Jeziorowski HeadshotStacy Jeziorowski
Marketing and Communications Manager

Stacy has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and communications. She’s worked in association management for the past five years, leading rebranding and digital transformation initiatives. Stacy holds an undergraduate degree in Communications and English from DePaul University. She recently was honored as one of Digital Megaphone’s 2019 Top Women in Digital Marketing. 

Stacy is a distance runner and a pace leader for Chicago Endurance Sports. She’s run five marathons and is always looking for the next unusual race to put on her calendar.
 

Sarah Johnson HeadshotSarah Johnson 
Director of Operations 

Sarah is the Director of  Operations at CSTA, managing finances, people operations, and everything in between. She has an undergraduate degree in business management and a graduate degree, along with a professional certification, in human resources management. Much of Sarah's career has been in higher education, along with experience in a non-profit organization. She enjoys using her background in administration, human resources, and financial operations to see teams develop best practices and succeed in future growth. Sarah values working in organizations that make a positive impact on future leaders, innovators and educators.
 
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, experimenting in the kitchen on new dessert recipes, and gardening.
 

Michelle Lippoli HeadshotMichelle Lippoli, CMP
Event Manager

Michelle is an Event Manager with over seven years of experience managing successful conferences and meetings, with five of those years focusing on association events. She received her CMP in 2017. Michelle is passionate about community-focused programs and believes that amazing things can happen when people come together at events.
 
When out of the office, Michelle can be found reading a good book or singing along to her favorite musicals.
 

Daniel Rosenstein HeadshotDaniel Rosenstein
Manager of Philanthropy and Community Partnerships

Daniel is the CSTA Manager of Philanthropy and Community Partnerships for CSTA member and chapter programs in tandem with the Annual Conference. He brings 7+ years of experience in fundraising, education, and consulting. His strategic and influential leadership helps chart the course for CSTA’s future sustainability through the transformation of microcosm ideas to real wins. Daniel is actionable, influential, personable and driven to lead by the needs in the community firsthand. His philanthropic interests emerged early on as a high-school student and credits his exceptional learning moments to his motivation to help CSTA thrive.
 
Outside of the daily grind, Daniel dedicates his time to elevating diverse voices community-wide through his leadership as a Director on the Young Leadership Division Board, an Associate Board member of Alain Locke Charter School, and a coach for One Million Degrees Community College Scholars. A Chicagoland native, he loves trotting the globe, cooking and testing new meals from scratch, defying the next challenging yoga position, and spending as much time outside in the sunshine (especially in California) enjoying the bike trails.
 

Leslie Scantlebury HeadshotLeslie Scantlebury
Chapter Relations Manager

Leslie has over 15 years of experience in association management. Her background includes member retention, education and association resource management for large member nonprofit associations. Leslie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
 
An avid sports fan, Leslie and her family are often cheering on their favorite teams — even if that means they're on opposite sides.
 

Bryan TwarekBryan "BT" Twarek
Director of Education

BT develops programs to improve the teaching and learning of K-12 computer science. He manages the student and teacher standards, creates professional learning opportunities, develops local chapter leadership, oversees awards and fellowships, and directs research projects.
 
Prior to joining CSTA, BT was a teacher and administrator in San Francisco. As Computer Science Supervisor for SFUSD, he worked to expand equitable access to creative, rigorous, and relevant computer science instruction to all San Francisco public school students. He managed the policy, curriculum, professional development, and research that expanded annual CS participation from 700 mostly white and Asian male students in 2014, to over 25,000 students with participation that mirrors overall enrollment in 2019. He was also the school district representative on the CSTA Board of Directors and a team lead and writer for the K-12 CS Framework, the CSTA K-12 CS Standards, and California’s K-12 CS standards.
 
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and people watching.