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What Do Former Fellows Think?

Community Outreach Fellows

Respectability fellow Adam Fishbein smiling in front of the Respectability banner

“I appreciated the opportunity to work with the Community Outreach team to recruit volunteers across the nation. I also gained incredibly valuable event planning skills.”

Adam Fishbein

 

Jolie Carr smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner

“I have learned an incredible amount about event planning and execution, volunteer outreach, and communication. I have loved being able to work and bond with such an amazing team.”

Jolie Carr

 

Grace Goldman smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“RespectAbility has given me the opportunity to research and take on projects that are what I am interested in and given me the proper support to see them through.”

Grace Goldman

Nonprofit Management Fellows

Ana Kohout smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“This summer I have learned how to research and write grants, become more confident with myself and network. I have had the opportunity to meet the most amazing people.”

Ana Kohout

 

Liam Itgen smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“My time at RespectAbility has been eye opening. I have learned a great deal about disability advocacy in an intimate way. I will make sure to take these lessons and apply them to everything I end up doing.”

Liam Itgen

 

Elizabeth Batwinis smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“One skill I learned this summer was how to make a PowerPoint fully accessible. It may seem small but it’s something that’s important in the disability community and never discussed in school.”

Elizabeth Batwinis

 

Kathleen L. Brockway smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner

“RespectAbility gave me opportunities to learn from guest speakers and coaches, boosting my motivation and skillset.”

Kathleen Brockway

 

Naya Rhodes smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“RespectAbility’s culture should be the model for all workplaces. During my Fellowship, I learned there is a lot fo work to be done before our future can be accessible to all. Inclusion of all people, including those with disabilities, should be the norm.”

Naya Rhodes

 

Communications Fellows

Anthony Rendolph Clarke Brown II smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“I have learned a lot from this Fellowship about social media and content curation. For me, it was always interesting to see how publications, small or large, write about the disability community.”

Anthony Rendolph Clarke Brown II

Emma Content smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner

“RespectAbility has really taught me how to be a team member not only in an inclusive work space, but also in the larger advocacy sphere.”

Emma Content

 

Virginia Campbell smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“My favorite part of the RespectAbility Fellowship was learning different perspectives on disability from guest speakers, staff and the other Fellows.”

Virginia Campbell

 

Zackary Tamimi in front of the RespectAbility banner“I felt accepted for who I am by my co-workers and RespectAbility Staff who often would go out of their way to ensure I succeed.”

Zackary Tamimi

 

Policy Fellows

Laka Negassa smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“I have learned much more than I expected and anticipated. I was able to develop and fine tune different skills such as my research and writing skills.”

Laka Mitiku Negassa

 

Molly McConville smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“One of the valuable things I learned this summer was how to navigate Capitol Hill and feel comfortable talking with members of Congress and their staffers.”

Molly McConville

 

Emily Kranking smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner

“My Policy Fellowship was a pretty big introduction to politics. I was thrust into the Capitol Hill scene and I had a rare opportunity to attend President George H.W. Bush’s viewing – an opportunity I’ll never forget!”

Emily Kranking

 

Heidi Wangelin smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“At RespectAbility, I loved meeting people who care about public policy and disability employment the way I do.”

Heidi Wangelin

 

Nemo Charlton smiling in front of the RespectAbility banner“This Fellowship was an amazing experience that taught me so many valuable skills. I learned so much about disability policy and nonprofit development.”

Nemo Charlton

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