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Shristi Shrestha is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Human Comuter Interaction at Iowa State University.

Shristi was previously an Associate Product Manager at Code Rush. At Code Rush, she anchored the service and product development and implementation processes. She managed tech teams and facilitated effective communication to ensure stakeholder alignment to all aspects of the project using agile frameworks like Kanban and Scrum.

She is the former CEO and Co-founder at Esfera Brandings, an agency that offered branding, design, and development services to create brand experiences that intrigue, engage and inspire audiences. At Esfera, Shristi worked at an intersection of business, marketing, and technology on branding, web development, app development, e-commerce, and Augmented Reality (AR) projects.

She previously worked as a program manager at Shequal Foundation, designing and executing programs focusing on the engagement, education, and empowerment of women in technology.

She is a community leader who constantly indulges in activities promoting women in tech. Shristi has been a part of more than 200 tech events in different roles: organizer, sponsorship manager, moderator, panelist as well as a speaker.