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Aya Mouallem

Aya Mouallem (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. Aya’s research with the Designing Education Lab utilizes her background in hardware and software systems to explore and build tools that can improve the accessibility of hardware engineering education to students who are blind and visually impaired. Prior to that, Aya has conducted healthcare-focused electronics research with groups at Stanford University, UC Irvine, and the American University of Beirut. Aya co-founded an award-winning initiative called All Girls Code that encourages young girls to pursue studies and careers in technology in the Middle East and North Africa, and she currently serves with committees and boards of multiple organizations focusing on technology education. Aya has completed advocacy fellowships with Johnson & Johnson and Women Deliver, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut, where she served as a teacher’s assistant and research assistant. When she’s not working, Aya enjoys last-minute trips, Mediterranean cuisine, and early-morning hikes.

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