Women in STEM - Kisiah Timmons
Kisiah Timmons loves to travel and she loves to cook - she also loves helping people and companies make their digital products accessible to the 15% of Earth’s population who live with disabilities.
Kisiah received her BA in Electrical Engineering from Florida A&M University and eventually went on to obtain her Masters in Business and Entrepreneurship from Drexel University. She is also a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and some of her hobbies include conducting genealogy research, improving her fluency in the Spanish language, and inspiring girls and minorities to succeed in STEM studies.
Early in her career, Kisiah worked as an engineer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and in 2008 she left that role to spend more time with her daughter. During those years, she spent much of her time providing accessibility consulting through her own business and eventually ended up going to work for Verizon where she held the role of Principal Product Designer in Mobile App Accessibility. Just recently, she transitioned into her current role of Principal Technical Program Manager at Yahoo.
Through the better part of the last two decades, Kisiah has regularly provided education and insight to the community through speaking engagements and workshops focused on helping people and companies understand the importance of accessibility and inclusion for those living with disabilities. She is passionate about assistive technology and is inspired knowing that the work she does makes such a huge difference for people, every day.
To learn more about the accessibility work that Kisiah and her team at Yahoo are working on, you can visit their accessibility site for an overview.
If you’d like to learn a little more about Kisiah, check out this interview with her on the “Human Potential at Work” podcast from late last year...