Founding team

Jhillika Kumar

Founder, AxisAbility

My name is Jhillika and I am a UX/UI designer, aspiring entrepreneur, and Georgia Tech student with a passion for improving the lives of the disabled through improving accessible technologies

Rishma Mendhekar

UX Researcher

 

I come from a Computer Science background, and will be completing my Master's in Human-Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech in May 2019.

Nasir Panjwani

Development Lead

 

I joined AxisAbility to contribute to the accessibility movement and learn more about designing for individuals with special needs. I look forward to building relationships with amazing people and designing experiences so that everyone can take part in them. AxisAbility has taught me so much and I can’t wait to learn more!

Meera Rajagopalan

Marketing Lead

I learned about AxisAbility through the Excel program, which is one of my biggest passions and use of time at Georgia Tech. Microsoft places a heavy emphasis on designing for accessibility, so I'd love to continue that this summer. 

Conner Reinhardt

Cofounder, AxisAbility

I never understood the humanity behind the accessibility movement until hearing Jhillika’s story about her autistic brother Vicky. I saw a chance to contribute to real change in our society. And that is something I’ll never turn down!

Ricky Yu

UX Designer, AxisAbility

I come from a Computer Science background, and have completed my Master's in Digital Media at Georgia Tech in May 2019.

Katie Fishman

Outreach director

Ever since being involved with my high school’s special education program, I have had a desire to help individuals with disabilities to live more independently. I am planning to use my Georgia Tech education to help engage more businesses in creating accessible work environments and products. I believe that when everyone is given an equal opportunity,  the results are endless!

Karthik Srinivasan

UX Researcher

I come from a Computer Science background, and will be completing my Master's in Human-Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech in May 2019. I'm a mixed methods researcher seeking a career in UX Research. I am driven by my enthusiasm to make world a better place using technology. I see my work as means to re-writing people’s stories to have happier endings.