Aya Mouallem, from Beirut, Lebanon, is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a bachelor’s degree in computer and communications engineering. Aya aspires to study and build novel circuitry and hardware that can advance the state of human-centered applications and healthcare systems. As a proponent of diversity in STEM, she plans to contribute to educational and tech policy reforms in the Middle East. She has electrical engineering research experience with the Khuri-Yakub group at Stanford, the Kanj group at AUB, and the Kurdahi group at UC Irvine. She co-founded All Girls Code, an award-winning initiative that encourages young girls in Lebanon to pursue STEM. She has completed fellowships with Johnson & Johnson and Women Deliver, and was awarded the Diana Award and the Baassiri Exceptional Volunteer of the Year Award. Aya was named one of ten women changing the landscape of leadership worldwide by The New York Times. Her advocacy efforts have also been featured by Forbes, Cosmopolitan Middle East, and UN Women in the Arab States.