Anita Sarma is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University. Before this she was an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a post-doctoral scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctoral student at University of California, Irvine. Through this journey her passion has been on helping humans make better software and work together. A primary focus of her research is in helping onboarding of newcomers and increasing diversity in OSS. Her work has been funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Air Force (AFOSR), and she is the recipient of the NS CAREER award.