Nation Leadership Program, Fall 2017
Jeanette Marquez is a 2017 Public Policy and Employment Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program.Marquez is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Since she was a little girl, Marquez has lived with people with disabilities—three deaf siblings. She knows they also have dreams and goals in life and that it is important that society should be inclusive. For that reason, she has decided to be an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
Before joining RespectAbility,Marquez attended the seminar “Building Public and Political Leadership of Civil Society.” For her outstanding participation in this seminar, The Washington Center chose her for an internship in Washington D.C. with RespectAbility.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences in 2013 from The Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Mexico. In 2015,Marquez participated in an academic exchange in Business Administration at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. And she recently completed her master’s degree in Organizational and Human Development at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Mexico.
Marquez wants to be a speaker to raise public awareness about equality and inclusion and create a organization that prepares people with disabilities to operate their own businesses. Her interest is in developing entrepreneurship skills for people with disabilities.
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RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Learn more about the National Leadership Program and apply for the next cohort! Contact BenS@RespectAbility.org for more information.
ALL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- PUBLIC POLICY/EMPLOYMENT
- COMMUNICATIONS/DIVERSITY IN FILM & TELEVISION
- NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
- COMMUNITY OUTREACH/GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING
- JEWISH INCLUSION