Kendall Martin is a Ph.D. engineer by training and a music lover by passion. She is a professor of Computer Science at the Montgomery County Community College outside of Philadelphia and an author of several technology textbooks. Her working background includes positions with Texas Instruments, AT&T Bell Laboratories and numerous start-up tech ventures. She is on the Board of Beats by Girlz, an organization dedicated to opening opportunity and avenues for personal expression to all girls and non-binary youth. She teaches courses combining programming and music technology to open new worlds to students often excluded from traditional musical pathways.