Felicia Khoja

“It was at Stanford that I discovered the equal importance of public service. I was surrounded by people who volunteered their time to help others with the same energy and focus that they devoted to their own personal endeavors. I adopted this mindset immediately.”

Felicia Khoja, MA ’93, Social Sciences in Education, Gender Studies

Conducts education and business development for MIT App Inventor, a project that seeks to democratize software development. The blocks-based language enables people–even those with no prior coding experience–to create mobile apps for Android devices. Her passion for public service has been fulfilled in numerous ways, including organizing 11 TEDx events.

Stanford Activities: Stanford Dollie (first and only graduate student Dollie ever!)

Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin. Currently lives in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston.

Favorite Quote: “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – Dumbledore

Other degrees: BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley; EdM from Harvard in Technology in Education.

Photographed with her copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the Boston Public Garden on November 7, 2015. “I’m obsessed with this place. It’s magical year round.”