Sheba Najmi is a user experience designer and product strategist. At Yahoo! she was a lead designer for Yahoo! Mail, the company’s flagship service with over two hundred million users. Most recently, Sheba co-founded a startup focused on the oft-overlooked baby boomer and senior citizen audiences. She earned an MS degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where she investigated the language, thought, and interaction of humans and computers.
As a 2012 Code for America Fellow, Sheba is working with the city of Honolulu. She is working on an application that stimulates citizen commitment to a sustainability campaign, and is also helping city officials experiment with social media as a vehicle for communicating with citizens.