Aashaka is a PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. She is advised by Dr. Jennifer Mankoff and Dr. Richard Ladner. In 2020, she graduated from University of Delaware with Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. Her research interests are in the fields of accessibility and language — specifically how we can use technology to make the world more accessible. She firmly believes communication should not be a privilege — so she hopes to use her background in computer science and cognitive science to think of integrative approaches to multifaceted problems.