Medard Masangu assisted in the maintenance and expansion of RespectAbility’s presence on social networks and social media by creating and posting written content, news and stories. He also filmed presidential candidates speaking about disability issues.
Grant Denny was part of a team creating responses to all 50 states on their individual WIOA plans. In addition, he helped the development team with research and fundraising.
Laura Halvorson assisted with maintaining our social media accounts and the recruitment and hiring of the summer 2016 fellows. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education from Texas Woman’s University.
Max Spain was part of a team creating responses to all 50 states on their individual WIOA plans. He previously interned at a law office where he focused on the rights of the elderly.
Ryan Nobile interviewed the 2016 Presidential candidates on their policies that would impact people with disabilities’ everyday lives. He also advocated for campaigns to release written plans for people with disabilities.
Thomas Coombs worked to ensure policies such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) are effectively used to empower people with disabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida.
Amanda Martin assisted with video transcription and ensured that all of RespectAbility’s videos uploaded to YouTube had proper captions. She has also worked as an ASL interpreter.
Laura Stall helped RespectAbility with Jewish inclusion projects. She previously worked as a camp counselor to support and include campers with disabilities at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.
Matthew Ross developed content and edited captions for RespectAbility’s Global Giving page for the September Open Challenge. He has a master’s degree in language and communications from Georgetown University.
Boming Xie worked to change the perceptions of people with disabilities in the media and in Hollywood. She previously conducted a project to research the private capital of Nanchang, Jiangxi.