Alexander Novokhodko

Alexander in a purple UW shirt standing behind an adapted XBOX controller.

4th year PhD student | Mechanical Engineering

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part of HuskyADAPT is the design projects, and I organized a design team to adapt an XBOX controller for a local family as an undergraduate.

Fun Fact(s): A fun fact about me is that I also made mods for the video game Civilization 4.

Amanda Ki

Amanda in a white blouse smiling in front of a green plant

4th year undergraduate | Computer Science

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite thing about HuskyADAPT is using my problem-solving and technical skills to create accessible toys and design solutions that help the community. I also enjoy meeting people who have common interests and passions through HuskyADAPT events.

Fun Fact(s): I collect Nike shoes, especially Air Max shoes. I have more than 25 pairs in my current collection.

Avry Freaney

1st year Master’s | Applied Bioengineering

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT?  I joined HuskyADAPT shortly after deciding I wanted to pursue an engineering degree. HuskyADAPT gave me a wonderful opportunity to pursue my passion for helping others while strengthening my engineering skill set. Being involved in such a thoughtful, inclusive organization has fueled my desire to promote equity and accessibility for all and has allowed me to connect with others who have the same goal. I get a genuine sense of accomplishment from every toy I adapt, and it warms my heart to know my efforts directly benefit people. With every event I attend, I am reminded why I love being a member of HuskyADAPT.

Fun Fact(s): I have hatched a baby alligator in my hands!

Halina Buly

2nd year undergraduate | Nursing

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part of HuskyADAPT is working on the design projects because there are so many amazing things you can do to make an impact with technology and I love being a part of that!

Fun Fact(s): I have lived in Washington my whole life.

Jay Lin

4th year undergraduate | Computer Science & Software Engineering, Disability Studies

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? I joined HuskyADAPT after attending my first toy hackathon with TCAT and I was interested in making free accessible toys for the community. I look forward to seeing a possible transition towards online toy adaptation events (like TCAT), seeing new faces in the club, as well as a wider variety of events people can attend.

Fun Fact(s): My favorite toy to adapt is the magnetic jumping dolphins toy.

Joy Chen

2nd year undergraduate | Engineering Undeclared

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part of HuskyADAPT is the opportunity to learn engineering skills that can be used to give back to the community. I also love working within the club’s passionate environment to promote accessible toys for all children.

Fun Fact(s): My favorite snack is miniature gummy bears.

Kaitlin Danh

2nd year undergraduate | Engineering Undeclared

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? After attending a toy adaptation event with WiSE UP Bridge, I was drawn in by the strong sense of community and teamwork that the HuskyADAPT members had. I really enjoy being surrounded with students who share similar passions for increasing accessibility to play technology through a collaborative and hands-on approach.

Fun Fact(s): I know 31 digits of pi 🙂

Roshni Sabhaya

Roshni leaning against a tree smiling

3rd year undergraduate | Human Centered Design and Engineering

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite thing about HuskyADAPT is working in an inspiring and collaborative environment where everyone is passionate about inclusion and diversity to help create a more accessible future.

Fun Fact(s): I’ve swam at the Devil’s Pool on top of Victoria Falls in Zambia- an extremely terrifying but thrilling experience!