As a woman and person with a disability in technology, I have seen first hand how important it is to increase equity and improve access. Technology today is used by people across the globe, from every walk of life — it’s creation must represent that range of perspectives as well. Yet events such as GamerGate, unevenness in access and public statements and documents demonstrate ongoing hostility to this inclusiveness.
I aim to make my group accessible and welcoming to a wide range of students, and welcome any feedback or specific requests that can help improve this. I also engage these topics in my research, and welcome students interested in considering (or focusing on) diversity in their work.