Rostom Dadian, Policy Associate
Rostom Dadian (he/him) is a Policy Associate at RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.
As a Policy Associate, Dadian will work to support the policy team by assisting with tracking and responding to state and federal legislation, reaching out to public and private partners as requested by senior staff, and helping with meetings to advance policy and legislation that enhance the lives of people with disabilities.
Prior to joining RespectAbility’s Staff, Dadian was a Policy Apprentice and Fox Fellow. Alongside his cohort, Dadian co-produced the inaugural Fox Family Foundation Vision Fair, sponsored by RespectAbility. The fair provided eye screenings for the community, along with other information and resources for the blind and visually impaired.
Dadian is a straightforward, initiative-taking professional who was born legally blind. His interest in politics led him to run for a seat on the city council in Glendale, California. He continues to champion policies that highlight the needs of all people with disabilities. He has received a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and is currently working towards earning his Master’s degree.