Irina Sthapit is an Engineer, Educator and UX Researcher who loves to watch the shooting stars in the night sky. She recently graduated from Stanford University in Learning, Design and Technology program and is currently working with Microsoft in the United States.

She is also the co-founder of a social enterprise called Aji’s that empowers elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge. Irina is passionate about empowering girls in STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and actively works towards bridging the gender gap through organizations like Nepali Women in Computing.

In 2017, she also represented Nepal in International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) titled ‘Hidden No More: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM’, a U.S. State Department Initiative.