Lorena A. Barba is associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the George Washington University. She holds a PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Her research includes computational fluid dynamics, high-performance computing, computational biophysics, and animal flight. An international leader in computational science and engineering, she is also a persistent advocate of open-source software for science and education. She received the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Award for Open Social Sciences, and in 2017 received an honorable mention in the Open Education Awards for Excellence of the Open Education Consortium. In 2012, she received the NSF Faculty Early CAREER award and was named NVIDIA CUDA fellow. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the NumFOCUS non-profit, and a member of the editorial boards for IEEE/AIP Computing in Science and Engineering, The Journal of Open Source Software, and The ReScience Journal.