Saadia Husain Baloch is currently the executive director of Machine Science, Inc. in Cambridge MA, a non-profit which fosters critical thinking and technological competency among underserved and underrepresented young people, through hands-on robotics, science, and data exploration. Saadia has worked for many years as a software engineer in embedded systems, designing and writing software for devices as diverse as laser printers, cable set-top boxes, internet-enabled cameras and scanners, and for the OLPC XO children’s laptop computer. She’s also been keen to help girls get excited about engineering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for seven years. Saadia holds an S.B. in Computer Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.