Ather Sharif has served as a leader and mentor dedicated to increasing the accessibility of information technology and the full participation of people with disabilities in computing. Ather is a third year Ph.D. student at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, a Software Engineer at Comcast, and Founder of EvoXLabs, an initiative dedicated to bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities. As a graduate student, Ather's research focuses on personalized designs and accessibility, and creating web systems that adapt to the unique abilities of the users as compared to the users adapting to the systems.