Nandita is a graduate student studying Human-Computer Interaction and is an accessibility and inclusive design advocate. She has a background in Electrical Engineering, and she launched Georgia-Pacific’s first mentoring program for entry-level engineers. She was named Influential Women of Manufacturing 2019 by Putman Media. She was named Google Lime Scholar 2020 by Google for exemplifying leadership and demonstrated passion for computer science, inclusion, and technology. She created and facilitated an inclusive design workshop at the Assistive Technology Industry Association 2020 Conference. She was a panelist at Grace Hopper Celebration 2019 on a Panel on Mental Health and was invited to speak at hACCESS, an accessibility focused Hackathon. She was also one of the 2020 Disability: IN NextGen leaders. Inclusion to her means bringing different voices to the table so we can all be part of the change and design. This goes beyond age, gender, race, culture, varied abilities, and more. Her mantra is “Leadership is not only about leading a team—sometimes it means being a voice for others who are not being heard”. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences, and she will be speaking at TEDx MSState and Fleurix Conference 2020.
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