North Carolina Representative
I have been involved with inclusive postsecondary education in various capacities since 2011. Currently, I am the Director of Advocacy and Inclusion at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disability (CIDD) which is housed at UNC Chapel Hill and is the state UCEDD. There I work closely with the CIDD Disability Advocate staff and Self Advocate LEND Trainees (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities). I serve on several advisory groups where I support inclusive reform on institutional, state and national levels. I also head the efforts of the NC Post-Secondary Alliance and am project manager for HEELS 2 Transition post-secondary programs at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the CIDD, I was the program director, and PI (TPSID cohort 2) for the Appalachian State University, Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program(SDAP). Some other things I fill my days with are choral singing, gardening, audiobooks and petting my cat, Binx.