Tracy Stewart – Y-WE Changemakers Lead Facilitator
Tracy is a mindfulness based mental health therapist and activist attempting the Bodhisattva path. She currently works with SURGE, Social Justice Fund (SJF), Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), as well as supporting various community actions. She sees her role in community as a supportive safe space for people in discovering their gifts through mindfulness practice and social justice awareness. Her cup is filled by the outside places, silly friends, passion, and folks sharing their good medicine with each other.
Meera Bhardwaj – Y-WE Code Lead Facilitator
Meera Bhardwaj creates space for people to share their gifts with the world. She uses a variety of tools and technologies that offer support in maximizing inclusion and capacity. Four years ago, Meera joined Y-WE and has been part of Y-WE Code for two years. She loves Y-WE’s focus on raising people up from surviving to thriving, as they cultivate leadership and coding skills. She believes in engaging fully and playfully, working hard, and serving in a capacity that strengthens community. Meera’s background includes community organizing and project and event management. She is a mixed-race cisgender woman who is steadily cooking her way through every recipe in Yottam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi’s ‘Jerusalem: A Cookbook.’
Nahil Sharkasi – Y-WE Code Lead Facilitator
Nahil Sharkasi is video game and technology developer specializing in making everyday life more playful. As a Producer at Microsoft, Nahil leads team’s of artists, designers, and engineers to create cutting edge entertainment experiences- working with franchises like Halo and StarWars, and devices like Xbox, Kinect, and HoloLens. Nahil’s passion is to get women and girls excited and engaged in technology. As a first-generation Muslim American, Nahil hopes he work with Y-WE will help more women of color grow into their leadership and go after the careers of their dreams.