Inaya Sheikh joined the 2018-19 batch of DiscoverSTEM's Innovation Program. She has spent two years at DiscoverSTEM, where she has filed patents for multiple innovations, the most acclaimed being a self-disinfecting door handle. She attends Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas. Inaya is the co-founder of non-profit organizations ALIA- Apex Language Institute of America and Lift Her Voice Foundation, where they provide a platform for women whose issues go unnoticed.
Her compassion and community service interests led her to join as a youth board member to The Institute of Medieval & Post Medieval Studies, a Regional Representative for BluePrint Smiles, and a volunteer for Treasured Vessels Foundation. Inaya is an advocate for social justice. She is extremely passionate about supporting human trafficking victims and improving the condition of foster kids in America.
Inaya has served as a Girl Scout for six years and received her Blue Belt in Taekwondo. During her free time, Inaya practices the sport of fencing and plans to obtain her pilot's license in the near future. After learning the nitty-gritties of innovation, Inaya now works as an Assistant Innovation Facilitator at DiscoverSTEM, mentoring our next young innovators.