Elizabeth is the publications and website coordinator for AccessComputing. Her main role is to organize, create, and manage the products and resources created for the project. She has a bachelor's in English and a certificate in editing, both from the University of Washington.
Eric Trekell is a program operations specialist with AccessComputing. He has a bachelor's degree with dual majors in government and history from Adams State University of Colorado, and a master's degree in educational administration from Texas A&M University, College Station. His past work experience includes teaching student success courses and working in TRiO, Queer, and disabilities resource center programs in postsecondary institutions.
Raja Kushalnagar, co-PI of AccessComputing, is director of the Information Technology program in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. His research focuses on accessible computing design, with specific focuses in intellectual property law and the improvement of access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. He primarily teaches human-centered computing with a focus on accessible computing, application development courses, and cybersecurity-related courses.
Elaine Schaertl Short, co-PI of AccessComputing, is an Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor within the Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University. She is the PI of the Assistive Agent Behavior and Learning (AABL) Lab, and her work focuses on lies at the intersection of assistive technology and social robotics, focusing on developing robots that can support people in achieving their goals.
Stacy Branham, co-PI of AccessComputing, is an assistant professor of informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research sits at the intersection of human-centered computing and accessible computing, exploring how technologies mediate colocated interpersonal relationships, specifically in regards to how they affect the physical safety and social wellbeing of marginalized people.
Kayla Brown is a program coordinator for AccessComputing. She has a masters of social work from the University of Washington and is currently working towards a doctorate in Seattle University's Educational and Organizational learning and Leadership program. Her passion is community outreach, research, and disability activism. She works one-on-one with students to work on goal setting, academic planning, and building a support system.
Amy Ko, AccessComputing senior personnel, is an associate professor in the Information School at the UW. She directs the USE research group, which invents technologies that help people understand and overcome complex software. Her interests span human-computer interaction, software engineering, and computing education