Nahil Sharkasi is a Libyan-American technologist focused on the use of technology for individual and social empowerment. As a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Nahil has developed devices like Kinect and Hololens that seek to bridge the gap between humans and the digital world. Nahil joined YWE as a mentor in 2014, and introduced technology and STEM education into YWE programming with Hour of Code. As facilitator of the YWE Code learning community, she aspires to introduce young women to career opportunities in the tech industry. Nahil is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Muslims for Progressive Values, a non-profit organization that defends human rights in the Muslim World. Nahil holds an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Journalism from University of Maryland.