Mahima Arya is an engineer, designer, educator, and activist who advocates for ethical and inclusive technology and technology policy. She is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where she studied Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction. While at CMU, Mahima served as President of the university’s South Asian Student Association and led initiatives to uplift women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, in addition to her work in industry as a Software Engineer II, Mahima supports a nonprofit organization called the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) as a Computer Science Fellow. At STOP, Mahima has empowered the communities targeted by discriminatory mass surveillance through her contributions to numerous research reports, op-eds, trainings, and toolkits. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with animals.