Founder & Executive Director
Saniya founded codeHER when she was 13, with the vision of uplifting youth around the world to tackle societal issues. She is currently taking a gap year to lead codeHER’s global development and gender equality initiatives, before attending Stanford University next fall. Saniya hopes to use codeHER as a platform to further gender equality around the world, bridge cultural divides through technology, and inspire young people to to better their communities.
Elisabeth Myers is a lawyer, strategist, and communications expert with a 2.5-decade legal career in US big law. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of online magazine Inside Arabia in Washington, DC. She was also a founding member and board member of the MENA Consultants Association. Myers served as the Chair of its Women's Entrepreneur Initiative. She is currently the Democracy Lead for Democrats Abroad- Morocco.
Fadwa Kamal is a digital expert and new media trainer. She's the founder of Hacks/Hackers-Casablanca, a chapter of the international network that organizes collaborations among journalists and technology experts. Currently, she is enrolled at the College of Europe on the ENP/EU scholarship, completing her academic research on conflict and security.
Project & Marketing Director
Carmel is an incoming freshman at Stanford University from Manila, Philippines, with a prospective major in Science, Technology, and Society. Currently, she works as a digital marketing specialist for Forma Technologies. In her free time, Carmel enjoys playing electric guitar.
Program Director - MENA
Carlie graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. Political Science. She has held several internships on Capitol Hill and with the Department of Justice. Outside of school and work, she enjoys books, photography, travel, and listening to music and podcasts.
Program Director - MENA
Rana was born and raised in the West Bank/Palestine. She holds an MBA from Birzeit University. Rana is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to make this world a better place. In her free time, she likes to practice meditation, yoga, organizing outdoor activities with family or friends.
Program Director - Europe
Ambra was born and raised in the southern part of Italy. She spent most of her life studying and travelling with the aim to help others. She is passionate about taking on challenges that can have a positive impact in the world. Ambra has studied International Relations. She enjoys practicing yoga, listening to audiobooks and various genres of music in her free time.
Program Director - South Asia
Minahill is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. Outside of school and work, Minahill enjoys fiction novels and Korean pop music. She also designs RC aircraft and helps organize women empowerment programs at her university.