Ellora Israni is a rising Senior at Stanford University studying Computer Science (Information). In 2012, she co-founded she++, a movement that is rebranding technology for the next generation of good girls gone geek. She has since directed a documentary and run two major conferences for she++. Ellora has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and Women 2.0 for her work, and in 2013 was named among the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology by Silicon Valley Global.
Ellora is currently a Software Engineer at Facebook London, and has previously worked at Palantir Technologies in Palo Alto, California. She teaches sections for the introductory computer science sequence--the most popular class at Stanford University. She has also previously edited for The Stanford Daily and been published for her research at the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab. She was inducted into the Cap and Gown Women's Honor Society in 2012.
Last year, Ellora spent four months studying at Stanford's campus in Berlin (hence her basic German skills :). She enjoys running, traveling, and discovering new music--and she's always on the search for a great cup of coffee!