Barr grew up in Philadelphia with her younger brother and two Israeli parents. She always loved quantitative and creative problem-solving, which led her to study math, computer science, and economics at Harvard. She is constantly grappling with how to best use this quant skill set to make a difference in the world, and after interning in a wide range of industries, from the White House to Wall Street to Beyoncé’s digital team, she was drawn to technology for its fast, iterative pace of change and its potential to move society forward. After two years in Silicon Valley, Barr decided that her heart was in Israel, so she made the leap to be closer to her extended family and moved to Tel Aviv. There she joined Facebook as a data scientist on Internet.org, a project that is focused on creating products to bring the 4 billion people around the world without internet connectivity online. When she isn’t turning data into strategy for Internet.org, Barr is passionate about getting more women into technology. Barr previously directed a national conference for women in STEM, mentored girls interested in robotics from the Middle East, and created advising programs to get more girls in math. A strong believer in the power of role models and the importance of showcasing Israeli innovation, Barr founded Women of Startup Nation, an online page dedicated to the incredible achievements and stories of Israeli women in tech. Through this platform, Barr has partnered with organizations to increase female applicant pipelines.