Featured Speaker – Xyla Foxlin, CEO & Founder, Parihug

Xyla is the CEO and founder of Parihug, and a Mechanical Engineer with a minor in Studio Art at Case Western Reserve University. With passions ranging from aviation to theater, she loves all combinations of art and technology, and can frequently be found tinkering with projects that combine the two.

Xyla strives to be the woman she wishes she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in what she does technically, but also maintaining femininity and external interests like fashion and art. She prides herself on being the one in a dress at robotic design reviews, and the one blur of pink in the machine shop. After years of being told girls can’t build robots or fly airplanes, Xyla tries to spend as much time volunteering with elementary schools to make sure they don’t feel the same way.

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