A white person with light brown hair short on one side and long on the other and a yellow earing. They are wearing a teal jacket and standing next to a wooden and concrete wall.

Kelly Avery Mack

Avery is a Phd Student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. They are advised by Prof. Jennifer Mankoff. They completed their bachelors in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, where Prof. Aditya Parameswaran and Prof. Karrie Karahalios advised them. They are an NSF Fellow and an ARCS Scholar.

Their research focuses on applying computer science to create or improve technologies that serve people with disabilities. Their current work focuses on 1) representation of people with disabilities in digital technologies like avatars and generative AI tools, and 2) how to support people with fluctuating access needs like neurodiverse people and people with chronic or mental health conditions. 

Visit Avery’s homepage at https://kmack3.github.io.