About Symba

Our Mission

Our team at Symba is dedicated to removing barriers of entry to the workforce. Our comprehensive solution simplifies the management of interns, enables organizations to hire the best talent, and allows employers to design best practices around their internship programs. We aim to provide meaningful experiences for both employers and their interns.

Behind the Name

We are using data-driven insights to cultivate symbiotic relationships in internships.

That’s why we’re called Symba.

Platform Features

Here’s how we accomplish our mission


Project Management


Performance Feedback & Offboarding

Meet the Team

We’re proud to be a diverse all-female start-up team!
Learn about who we are and connect with us on LinkedIn.

Ahva Sadeghi

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ahva is a social entrepreneur, John Lewis Fellow for Civil and Human Rights and proud Persian woman in Tech. She was recently selected as a US Department of State Global Entrepreneur Scholar. In her spare time, Ahva enjoys playing cello.

Nikita Gupta

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Nikita graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and loves to cook, scuba dive, and dance. Nikita can speak three languages, including Chinese and Hindi, and is a first generation Indian American.

Ellen Zhang

Chief Marketing Officer
Ellen is a passionate technology marketer and a first generation Chinese American. In her spare time, she enjoys writing short stories and creating whimsical graphic designs.

Tamara Estrella

Chief Strategy Officer

Tamara is passionate about international issues and has a background in global business and marketing. She has traveled the world and lived in Spain, Chile, Mexico, France, Japan and the U.S.

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