Nadia Chaouch is a software professional living in Redmond, Washington. For the past 5 years she has been employed at Microsoft Corp. as a Software Development Engineer in Test where she has been involved in a variety of projects related to online advertising as part of the company’s Online Services Division. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Nadia completed her bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering at Concordia University in her hometown of Montreal, Canada. Beyond her responsibilities as executive in several student societies and organizations, she completed her degree in the co-operative format which allowed her to gain work experience through several internships, most notably as a Quality Assurance Analyst at IBM Canada. She is fluent in English and French.

Nadia currently lives with her adopted cat, Kahlua and participates in an active lifestyle which includes backpacking, fitness boot camp, volleyball and snowboarding. Her hobbies include improving cooking skills, learning a new language, increasing knowledge of personal finance and other self-improvement concepts, and following local news and events.