A photo of Gene, a Korean-American man smiling against a background with green trees. He has thick straight black hair that is longer on the front and shorter on the sides. He is wearing a blue collared shirt, and his dark brown eyes are smizing at the camera.

Gene Kim (He/Him), Secretary

Email: gene.sh.kim@gmail.com

After first discovering the National Federation of the Blind as a 2019 national scholarship program winner, Gene has continued to grow as a member and leader in the National Association of Blind Students. In just a few short years, the Federation has reshaped Gene's blindness philosophy and provided him countless deep connections to mentors and friends. Outside of his role as Secretary, Gene is a senior at Stanford University studying Symbolic Systems with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility. He plans to pursue a PhD to make the world a more accessible place for people from marginalized communities through leading technology and activism efforts. To see projects he has already contributed to, including screen reader accessible data visualization, haptic wearables to support remote education of blind students, and accessible tools for visual design, check out his Google Scholar profile. In his free time, Gene loves listening to and playing music, experimenting with new recipes, venturing outdoors on hikes or camping trips, and catching up with friends late into the night. He's always eager to meet new people and welcome any newcomers to the blind student family, so don't hesitate to reach out.