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Empowering young women with the ultimate leadership toolkit.

World-Class Educators

Our team of accomplished instructors are not only leaders in their respective fields, but are also gifted educators who are passionate about empowering the next generation of women leaders. Read their bios below.

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Nita singh kaushal | FOUNDER

Nita Singh Kaushal is the Founder of Miss CEO, a company that offers world-class leadership education, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities to empower students and young women and inspire them to become great leaders. Since 2011, Miss CEO has trained thousands of children, young women, and professionals all over the world. Nita is also a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students how to develop leadership skills so they can make meaningful contributions in their careers.

Prior to Miss CEO, Nita held senior management roles at Yahoo! and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center Advisory Board, as well as led Yahoo! Women in Tech, a 500+ member organization committed to attracting, developing and retaining more women in technical and executive positions. Nita graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and resides in the Bay Area with her husband and three boys.  

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Andreina bloom parisi-amon | PROGRAMS

As VP of Programs for Miss CEO, Andreina gets great joy out of developing engaging and empowering curriculum to help foster our next generation of leaders.

Andreina leads the Teaching and Learning team at Coursera, where  her team focuses on the development and implementation of best practices in online course design and platform creation to help make education more accessible across the globe. Outside of that, she is involved with outreach and mentoring programs, coupling her science background and passion for education to promote participation and enjoyment of science with middle and high school students.

Andreina grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a PhD in Bioengineering from Stanford University. In her free time, Andreina likes bike riding to explore new places with her husband.

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Marissa is excited to serve as Summer Leadership Academy Program Director! She hopes to inspire the brilliant and talented young women in the SLA to discover what makes them uniquely extraordinary, while sharing her enthusiasm for leadership with them.

Marissa is a rising senior from Northern Virginia majoring in Science, Technology, and Society with a concentration in Innovation and Organization. She is the Stanford Student Alumni Council Co-President, where she works with the Executive Board to create events that foster community and Stanford pride among undergraduate and graduate students. This role also allows her to serve as the liaison for the Alumni Association. Marissa is the Co-Director of SHE++, a Stanford-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that aims to increase diversity in the tech sphere through a variety of programs that culminate in a 3-day Summit in Silicon Valley for high school and college women.

Marissa strives for all individuals to feel included in the community, which explains her role as the Stanford New Student Orientation Major Events Coordinator last summer. She helped organize 200+ events in order to welcome all 1,700 frosh. This experience has been one of her favorite memories from Stanford so far! 

Additionally, Marissa enjoys being a member of Pi Beta Phi on the Philanthropy Committee so she can promote childhood literacy. She also loves playing volleyball or basketball, kickboxing, hiking, and canvas painting. 

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sabina chaudhuri | AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Sabina Chaudhuri is the Director of the Miss CEO Ambassador Program. She is also a Business Systems Analyst at Cisco, where she uses data to help drive strategic business decisions.  She is also involved with Cisco’s Early Career Network where she plans development events and helps to provide tools and resources for others early in their careers. Sabina graduated from the University of California-Davis in 2015, majoring in Managerial Economics and minoring in Education. During college, Sabina worked as a market analyst  for the College of Engineering and served as manager for the UC Davis Club Finance Council.  Sabina has also worked in Corporate Affairs at Intel to help plan and execute volunteer events and programs, as well as served as host for her own segment "Young Living with Sabina" on WomenNow TV.

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Sarah is delighted to be joining the Miss CEO team as a Program Instructor. She is passionate about teaching and inspiring young women to confidently work towards their academic and professional goals.

Sarah is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Stanford University, where she has been active in undergraduate teaching and organizing student-hosted seminars for the Chemistry Department. She graduated from Pomona College in 2013 with a B.A. in both Chemistry and German. Following graduation, Sarah combined her passion for science and love of language by accepting a Fulbright to pursue chemistry research in Mainz, Germany. She then obtained her MPhil in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where she focused on detection of sub-surface pigments in works of art. While in Cambridge, she also volunteered at the annual Science Day and Twilight at the Museum events, as well as founded and ran a biweekly film night.

Sarah grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and Alexandria, Virginia. Outside of studies and research, she enjoys tennis, film, and exploring art museums.

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leena tantawy | INTERN

Leena is very excited to be an intern for Miss CEO and help girls in her community learn the amazing life skills Miss CEO provides, along with navigating our ambassadors through the program.

Leena lives in the Bay Area, and is a junior at Leland High School. She loves math and science, and being involved at her school. At school, Leena is part of and volunteers with organizations such as the California Scholarship Foundation, and the Leland Medical Club. She is also a part of her school’s Speech and Debate team. Outside of school, she plays competitive soccer on a club team, and volunteers at Good Samaritan Hospital, and other organizations. Last year, Leena was Miss CEO Ambassador and absolutely loved the program!

In the future, her goal is to work in the STEM field, as either a doctor or an engineer, and most importantly help people. She is very outgoing, and loves to take on any challenges that are thrown her way. She looks forward, to making a positive impact in her community, pursuing her dreams, and working with an amazing organizations like Miss CEO.