Caryl is an accessibility specialist on Stanford’s Web Services team. Her practice supports user experience, design, and development to make Stanford’s websites and apps accessible for all users.

With an inspiring introduction to computer programming in high school, Caryl went on to major in computer science at Colorado State University. At Ford Aerospace in Colorado Springs, CO, Caryl used artificial intelligence to build decision support systems. She earned a master's degree from Oregon State University where she focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Following graduate school, Caryl helped develop a toolkit for integrating cryptographic technologies at Motorola in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2005, Caryl transitioned to supporting humans through building websites. In 2012, Caryl joined Stanford Web Services and has since contributed code, design, and accessibility strategy to hundreds of websites across Stanford’s community.

Current Role at Stanford

Accessibility Specialist

Education & Certifications

  • CPWA, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) (2022)
  • MS, Oregon State University, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
  • BS, Colorado State University, Computer Science

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Master Gardener, Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County (January 1, 2005 - January 1, 2010)

    2005 - 2010


    Santa Clara County, California

Personal Interests

Reading, Soccer, Running, Skiing, Gardening, Backpacking

Professional Interests

Accessibility, Drupal, web technologies

All Publications

  • Investigation of automatic construction of reactive controllers Westerberg, C. Oregon State University. 1994