Erin  Summers

Erin Summers

Oculus

Erin Summers is a software engineer at Oculus, building the virtual reality for everyone. In 2014 she co-founded wogrammer—a nonprofit movement celebrating the accomplishments of women engineers. She’s shared the stories of over 150 women engineers on every continent on every continent—even Antarctica. Wogrammer has been featured on Quartz, Vice magazine, CNN Money, the Huffington Post, and many more outlets and has been shared by people including Chelsea Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg. Summers and Zainab Ghadiyali, her co-founder, were named a “Top 100 Global Thinker” in 2015 by Foreign Policy Magazine.

Summers has built underwater robots, worked at NASA making sure planes don't fall out of the sky, was one of the first Insight Data Science Fellows, taught herself Android, and built Android Ads for Facebook Pages. She has a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in computer and electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. “Next time you meet a woman engineer instead of making her feel like a mythical unicorn, ask her what she's built that she's most proud of.”