The Shakti Collective was founded by Nandita, with support from her advisors and feedback from other talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience within digital accessibility.

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Nandita Gupta


Nandita is a Google Lime Scholar and was named the 2020 Diversity Champion Award: Accessibility. As someone who identifies as a person with a disability, Nandita founded the Shakti Collective to use the power of storytelling to showcase the stories of diverse professionals in digital accessibility.

“Leadership is not only about leading a team—sometimes it means being a voice for others who are not being heard. – Nandita ”

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Dr. Carrie Bruce


Dr. Carrie Bruce, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a researcher in person-environment interaction with 20+ years experience in healthcare, rehabilitation, HCI, accessibility, and universal design. She has advised Nandita for the past one year, and is the primary advisor for The Shakti Collective.

As a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech, she is the Research Director for the MS-HCI program; teaches courses related to accessibility, universal design, and interactive products; and conducts research related to technology and information design.

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Madison McCall


Madison McCall is the Founder of Illimitable, and is pursuing her P.h.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on digital mental health and equity.

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