Leadership Team

Meet the Leadership Team!

Nayha standing in front of a tree

Nayha Auradkar (she/her/hers)

Position: Chair

About Me: Hey everyone! My name is Nayha, and I’m a BS/MS student at the Allen School. I founded Ability in Summer 2021 with a mission to promote disability community and accessibility awareness at the Allen School and at UW as a whole. As a student with an invisible disability, I have greatly benefited from the community and knowledge I have received as an Ability leader and member!

Lucille with her dog

Lucille Njoo (she/her/hers)

Position: Vice Chair

About Me: Hello! I’m Lucille, and I’m a second-year PhD student at the Allen School. The dog in my picture is my service dog, CeCe, who is much cooler than I am. I have an invisible disability myself that took me a long time to figure out, so I’m excited for Ability to help other students with disabilities grow together. Feel free to reach out any time, whether it’s with questions about Ability or to get cute pictures of my marvelous mutt!

Kashish Aggarwal (she/her/hers)

Position: Secretary/Treasurer

About Me: Hi everyone! My name is Kashish Aggarwal and I am currently a senior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Informatics. As someone who has had an invisible disability for a while, I have been learning how to navigate through my community and I am excited to get involved with Ability and to be part of such a safe and supportive community :) Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to talk! I look forward to seeing y'all soon :)

EJ Pinera


Position: Staff Advisor

About Me: Hi all! My name is EJ Pinera, and I help coordinate Student Groups within the Allen School. I have recently been learning how to navigate society with an invisible disability, but the journey is new and I am excited to get to learn more with Ability this year!

Octavia Stappart


Position: Public Relations

About Me: Hello! I’m Octavia, a senior majoring in computer science. I’m interested in accessible tech and inclusive design, something that I want to share with others! Because of my own invisible disability I understand the importance of inclusion and access. I’m so excited to be part of Ability and help cultivate a safe, welcoming environment for everyone.

Sophia Lin


Position: Historian

About Me: Hi everyone! I am a freshman computer science student at the Allen School. As an individual with a hearing disability, I am strongly passionate about accessibility and the importance of building products that accommodate people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. I am excited to create events focused on accessibility awareness and building disability community and looking forward to getting to know all of you!