Naheed Vadsaria has been an information technology (IT) consultant with over 15 years’ experience developing enduring solutions to complex problems. Ms. Vadsaria is driven by empowering others to thrive in this critical field and has an extensive volunteer history mentoring and educating youth through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Ms. Vadsaria has mentored students in IT volunteering at Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, and facilitated youth employment and entrepreneurship initiative, and HIV/AIDS and Ebola workshops for students in Africa and the United States at Focal Point Global.
While studying Management Information Systems/International Business at Northeastern University, Ms. Vadsaria conducted fieldwork and taught computer basics at Hasegawa Memorial Public School and Aga Khan Girl’s Academy in Hunza, Pakistan. Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Ms. Vadsaria served as an IT Peace Corps Volunteer in Basse-Su, The Gambia. Her primary project included creating a computer lab with the help of international government and non-profit organizations, designing an IT curriculum, and teaching computer basics at a Junior and Secondary Schools. Her secondary projects included creating a primary school library, assisting after school HIV/AIDs programs, and working with UNHCR to repatriate Sierra Leone refugees. Ms. Vadsaria presented her fieldwork at the International Conference on Urban Education, highlighting her paper entitled: Hearing Her Voice: On-the-Ground Realities of Educating Girls Living in Traditional Societies, in Montego Bay Jamaica.
Ms. Vadsaria holds an MA in International Policy Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA), and is currently working towards her MBA at Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School.