Nikita Takru is a Product Manager in the Azure Data team. Her work is focused around Azure Arc-enabled Data Services. Before joining Microsoft, Nikita graduated from USC with a degree in Computer Science & Business Administration. In college, she was on the board of USC Women in Computing and the LavaLab startup incubator. Besides this, Nikita founded a program called CodeUCan in 2014 to teach coding skills to elementary and middle school children. She was awarded a commendation by the San Jose, California City Council for helping provide digital literacy skills to students in the Bay Area through the CodeUCan program.