Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan is an MS Candidate in Marketing Analytics at the University of Maryland, graduating in December 2021, and received her BS in Information Systems and Marketing in May 2020. She has been a disability advocate since she was an undergrad, helping install accessible soap dispensers in her business school’s restrooms.
Lakshmi was a 2021 NextGen Leader, working with Thermo Fisher Scientific to give presentations on Accessibility and Equity in the workplace. She is a TEDx speaker, and author of “Changing the Narrative: Living in a World Not Made for Everyone”. In her free time, Lakshmi loves meeting new people and networking over coffee, spending time with family and friends, and watching Jeopardy!