Alexander Novokhodko

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He/him | 5th 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.

Maelynn Danke

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She/her | 2nd year undergraduate student | Intended Bioengineering

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part of HuskyADAPT is with adaptations and getting to really take apart various toys and explore the systems. I think it is super fun and rewarding to produce a toy that ends up working and really gives back to the community!

Fun Fact(s): I have dual citizenship with Germany.

Jaelynn Hunt-Osburn

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She/her | 2nd year undergraduate student  | Intended Bioengineering 

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? I really enjoy the adaptation events and the hands-on aspects. It’s really rewarding to apply my engineering knowledge and gain first-hand experience while also helping those in my community. I also enjoy the community building within the actual Husky ADAPT organization – it’s a lot of fun and very memorable.

Fun Fact(s): I’ve traveled to seven different countries (and I hope to travel to many more in the future)!

Kiana Keithley

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She/her | 2nd year DPT student | Physical Therapy

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? I love HuskyADAPT’s focus on creating an environment where all children can play and learn!

Fun Fact(s): I studied abroad in South Africa

Roshni Sabhaya

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She/her | 4th year undergraduate student | 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!

Mishti Dhawan

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She/her/they | 2nd year undergraduate student | Intended Human Centered Design and Engineering

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT?  My favorite part about HuskyADAPT is its vision to make design more accessible. I believe that accessibility should be at the forefront of conversations about design and engineering. I love the collaboration between different departments and students of different backgrounds to build a more inclusive community through HuskyADAPT’s projects.

Fun Fact(s): A fun fact about me is that I love to embroider!

Maia Song

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She/her | 2nd year undergraduate student | Engineering Undeclared

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part of HuskyADAPT is getting to work with people who have a similar passion for designing products to make them more usable and accessible for others. I’ve loved being on a design team this year and working with them on a year long project.

Fun Fact(s): I have a collection of quarters from all 50 states

Lindsey Jouett

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She/her | 2nd year graduate student | Rehabilitation Medicine

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? I love the interdisciplinary collaboration that happens with the toy builds, and of course, seeing the priceless, elated little faces on the kiddos when they first interact with their adapted device!

Fun Fact(s): I am a former professional dancer, and have taught dance and choreographed for a wide range of ages and abilities.

Anyssa Ruiz

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She/her | 2nd year DPT student | Physical Therapy

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part about HuskyADAPT is that you get to give kiddos the opportunity to be able to play with toys and learn how to interact with their environment in a way that works for them. Play is one of the most important things a child can do to learn and grow as an individual and giving them this opportunity can be a life-changing experience.

Fun Fact(s): I graduated from UW in 2021 studying biochemistry and am now attending the physical therapy program here as well! Go Dawgs!!

Lauren Brosseau

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She/her | 2nd year Master’s student | Prosthetics and Orthotics

What is your favorite part of HuskyADAPT? My favorite part about HuskyADAPT is being part of a community that truly cares about promoting inclusivity and equity. I love that I get to be creative, innovative, artistic, and at the same time help others.

Fun Fact(s): One of my first introductions to adaptive technology was at a White House event in Washington DC called “Design For All”. It involved a runway fashion show for people with disabilities which featured inclusive and adaptive fashion designs- was by far one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!