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Meet the Team


A passionate group of women dedicated to breaking the barriers holding women and minorities back

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Saniya Vashist

Founder & Executive Director

Saniya founded codeHER when she was 13, with the vision of uplifting youth around the world to tackle societal issues. At Stanford, Saniya has studied Symbolic Systems - a combination of computer science, human-computer interaction, and ethics. 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

International Advisor

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

International Advisor

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. 


Mariah Qureshi

Program Coordinator - Pakistan

Executive Team Member

Mariah Qureshi is a computer science student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is an Executive Team member and US based Project Coordinator for Pakistan at codeHER. Mariah helped launched codeHER's first international program in Morocco, and is currently pursuing further implementation of codeHER's domestic programs in the East Coast.


Aneisa Babkir

Program Coordinator - MENA

Executive Team Member

Aneisa is a student at American University, completing her junior year studies at Oxford University. Her focus is on the justice, ethics, and human rights sector of international relations with a minor in international business and entertainment business. Aneisa is dedicated to tackling the structural violence of modern inequality. 

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Carlie Byrne

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.


Rana Obiat

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.


Ambra Caserta

Marketing Coordinator

Ambra was born and raised in the southern part of Italy. She spent most of her life studying international relations and traveling with the aim to help others. She is passionate about taking on challenges that can have a positive impact on the world. She enjoys practicing yoga, listening to audiobooks and music in her free time.


Minahill Tariq

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.


Taylor Sebastain

Program Director - South Asia

Taylor Sebastian is a graduate student at Peter J. Tobin College of Business. In 2020, Taylor graduated Arizona State University with her B.S. in Family and Human Development. She works on directing codeHER's programs in South Asia and is passionate about women's rights.


Subhangi Kabra

Program Director - USA

Subhangi is a senior at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in Statistics with a concentration in Data Science. She is incredibly interested in bridging the gender gap in the tech industry and hopes to be a Product Manager after her graduation. Outside of work, Subhangi enjoys hiking and watching movies.

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Karisham Gupta

Program Intern- South Asia

Karishma is a junior at The Peddie School in New Jersey. She is a program intern with codeHER's South Asia team, helping direct social-entrepreneurship incubators in Pakistan. 

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