Naria currently serves as General Manager for Digital Inclusion and Community Engagement at Microsoft Philanthropies. As the digital inclusion lead at Microsoft Philanthropies, Naria oversees Microsoft’s global philanthropic strategy, grant investments and partnerships in digital skills, computer science education, and career pathways. With the goal of increasing digital, computing, and AI skills for traditionally underrepresented and under-resourced communities, Naria works in partnership with nonprofit organizations around the world to help millions of people thrive in the digital economy.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Naria served as the Executive Director of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS), the Director of Legal Aid for Washington Fund, and the Executive Director of the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, a juvenile and education law and social work organization in Illinois.
Naria is a graduate of the Law School and the College at the University of Chicago. She is currently the Chair of the World Bank's Solutions for Youth Employment and also serves on the Board of Directors of Columbia Legal Services.