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The Author

LeAnn Erickson is a university professor and an independent film and media artist, producing media projects for over 35 years.

Her work has appeared on public television, cable television and has won national and international recognition in video/film festivals including Oberhausen (Germany), Hot Docs International Film Festival (Toronto), Auburn International (Australia) and L’immagine Leggera (Italy).

She has received regional and national production grants for her work including grants from the NEA, the Jerome Foundation, NAFSA Association of International Educators, the IEEE Foundation and the Leeway Foundation.

In 2010 she completed Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, a feature length historical documentary that has screened internationally and is distributed by PBS, Inc. In 2014 she released The Computer Wore Heels, an interactive ebook that shares the Top Secret Rosies story with young adults. In 2016 The Computer Wore Heels received the Medea Awards distinction of Highly Recommended (Brussels, Belgium). Currently Erickson is pitching a television series based on the Top Secret Rosies story and is in production on an animated documentary featuring the life of fitness guru Jack Lalanne.