Madeleine Schep is Professor of Mathematics and Computer and Information Science and the Computer and Information Science Program Coordinator at Columbia College. A native of France, she received a “maitrise” in Mathematics from the University of Paris 7 (Paris Diderot) and earned her Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris-Sud. She was a research fellow and adjunct assistant professor at the University of South Carolina before coming to Columbia College in 1998. Her current research interest focuses primarily on ways to attract and retain students (especially female students), in Computer Science. Her work in this area has been funded by several National Science Foundation grants. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys greatly the outdoors, hiking in the mountains, horseback riding, skiing with her three grown children or taking long walks with her husband, Anton, and their dog.