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Angelique Uwabera, Policy Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Angelique Uwabera

Angelique Uwabera is a Policy Fellow at RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Uwaberais a senior in the School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C. With a major in International Relations, Uwabera is interested in exploring the inclusivity of people with disabilities in countries with limited resources.

When she was in high school, Uwabera’s family moved to Gisenyi, a suburb in the Western province of Rwanda, where they became neighbors with the Ubumwe Community Center. From the exposure of seeing students with physical and intellectual disabilities go to school every day, Uwabera was inspired by their unmatched courage. The center serves students and other people with disabilities and sparked Uwabera’s interest in advocating for underserved vulnerable populations, especially in Rwanda. At RespectAbility, Uwabera will participate in workshops and conferences, research press release topics and write op-eds. She looks forward to working closely with the Public Policy Department to explore new ways of addressing employment challenges faced by people with disabilities in the United States.

Before joining RespectAbility, Uwabera worked at American University’s Office of International Students and Scholar Service (ISSS) for two years. She left the office for a Study Abroad program at SOAS, London where she focused on African and Transnational Migration studies. Outside of classes, Uwabera has attended conferences and forums in India, Japan and Egypt. Uwabera currently is working with the University’s Housing and Residence Life as a Resident Assistant for International Accelerator and Washington Mentorship Program students.

In her free time, Uwabera likes to talk with her family and catch up with friends. She also likes to listen to music or motivational speeches while getting ready in the morning or arranging her room.

Uwabera wrote 14 pieces during the 2019 Spring Fellowship. Read them on the RespectAbility Report:

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Michelle Adams, Communications Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Michelle Adams

Michelle Adams is a Communications Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. She currently is working on outreach to current members of Congress and political candidates about the importance of inclusion of people with disabilities. She also is working to improve disability inclusion and perception in the Jewish Community.

Adams is a senior at George Washington (GW) University where she majors in Organizational Science and minors in Philosophy. Organizational Sciences ties managerial and executive success to the integration of knowledge in three key areas: Strategy & Change Management, Communication and Leadership, and Performance and Talent Development. On campus, she is the Vice President of the American Marketing Association GWU chapter and plays on the GW Women’s club volleyball team.

Adams combines her experiences working in both the entertainment Industry at “We are The Mighty” and her political activism. In high school she worked on a California Gubernatorial race organizing youth volunteers and interning for her state party political office. Both experiences have armed her with the knowledge and skills to be an effective advocate for and with people with disabilities. Advocating for the advancement of diversity and disability issues is woven into the fabric of her identity and that is why she is a Fellow at RepectAbility.

Her personal experiences with learning disabilities and educational history mark her motivation for advocacy and awareness to facilitate better understanding of the disability experiences. Observing the large discrepancy between the understanding and awareness of disability and the social stigmas against people with disabilities has fueled her motivation for advocacy and political outreach. Understanding the manifestation of stigmas on policy, opportunity and culture are points of particular interest for Adams.

She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She witnessed firsthand the evolution within the entertainment industry and its slow response to include the more than one in five Americans with disabilities. All individuals can learn more about the issues facing the disability community simply by being informed and listening to a new narrative. Adams hopes to hone her skills at RespectAbility to reshape reality by reshaping the language and stories about individuals with all kinds of disabilities.

In her free time, Adams often can be found in nature. She enjoys hiking, surfing and playing most sports. She also enjoys music, dancing and comedy. Her adventurous spirit has found its home in her love for travel. Adams has traveled to almost 30 countries and hopes to continue to explore the beauty of our world.

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Tatiana Lee, Communications Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Tatiana Lee

Tatiana Lee is a Communications Fellow at RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Lee came to this leadership program to gain better knowledge and skills to be a more effective advocate in Hollywood for disability inclusion. She wants to learn about RespectAbilitys culture to maintain the excellent track record for effectiveness it has in Hollywood. She hopes to help represent RespectAbility in Hollywood. Like RespectAbility, Lee has dedicated her life to fighting for inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of mass media. 

Growing up in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Lee felt invisible to the rest of society because she did not see anyone that looked like her in popular media. Lee majored in Business Marketing with the help of online college courses while managing her major health issues. Lee wanted to learn how to market herself as a brand because people laughed at her when she told them she wanted to act and model.

So Lee moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting further and vowed to be the change she wanted to see. She quickly realized that wheelchair accessibility was a major barrier for her and wanted to shed insight on her perspective.

Lee learned to harness the power of social media to speak boldly about accessibility and inclusion in mass media. She became the voice behind Accessible Hollywood,where she highlighted her journey as an actress, model and lifestyle influencer born with Spina Bifida. Lee was in one of Apples first ad campaigns featuring people with disabilities using Apples accessible features and products.

Lee has appeared in several short films, including the 2018 Disability Film Challenge Best Awareness Film Footlooseand Coffee with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.She also has appeared in modeling campaigns such as #PerfectFigure for Parfait Lingerie. Lee currently is undertaking speaking engagements, panels and attending Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Theater as a 3x Diversity Scholarship recipient. She is the 2018 recipient of the Reeves Acting Scholarship from The Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, which she accepted at the Media Access Awards.

Lee loves living in the heart of LA for the ease of getting to auditions, and it is where a lot of the magic of Hollywood happens. Lee loves being in the middle of the Hollywood vibe. Her goal in Hollywood is to star in her own major film, snag the cover of a major magazine and to eventually write and direct her own projects. Most of all, she wants to shift societys narrative of what it means to be a woman of color with a disability and make sure that all people with disabilities have a chance to steer their own narrative of disability in mass media.

Lee loves beauty, fashion, fitness and attending and hosting events with her peers. When Lee is not acting, modeling or fighting for inclusion, she is taking boxing classes, doing yoga and cooking a fun meal with her family that she is close with.

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Candace Cable, Policy Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Candace Cable

Candace Cable is a Public Policy/Employment Fellow in RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring of 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Cables involvement in sports after a spinal cord injury in 1975 at the age of 21 gave her renewed health, the ability to socially re-engage and a purpose in life. After her 27-year Paralympic athletic career, she uses this platform to effect positive global cohesive change for people with disabilities through her disability education training, consulting, writing, volunteering and speaking.

She is a nine-time Paralympian who competed in three sports: wheelchair racing, alpine and nordic ski racing. Cable won 12 medals and became the first American woman to medal in both Summer and Winter Paralympics in 1992. She also had the opportunity to compete on an Olympic stage, when wheelchair racing was an exhibition event, in three Summer Olympic Games, 84, 88, 92 and won two bronze medals.

Cable made major contributions to the evolution of the racing wheelchairs now used for track and road races all over the world, in distances from 100 meters to the Marathon 26.2 miles. She won 84 running marathons as a wheelchair road racer, including six Boston Marathons. In 2000 she joined the Outward Bound Girls on the Move project riding her handcycle 3,865 miles in three months, across the country, and stopping in 1500 communities to support girls and women to make healthy choices and be physically active.

Upon retirement from her sports career in 2006, she began sharing personal stories and designing programs to create an understanding of disability as a human life experience with Social Cohesion Resources. She co-founded Social Cohesion Resources to design Understanding Disability programs and trainings for non-disabled people to build empathy for the experience of disability. Instructors with disabilities share personal stories interwoven in the trainings. These trainings bring to light the truth that disability is human life experience we all will have, and there is nothing to fear. 

Her freelance writing includes not only Understanding Disability but also a lifestyle blog, contributing to the U.S. Adaptive Nordic Skiing instruction manual, the UNICEF Inclusive Education booklet, covering the Paralympic Games, as well as for various media outlets.

Her other work includes gigs as a webcast host, video producer and Human Rights representative to the United Nations for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. Cable has worked with the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, Open Doors Organization, and with the U.S. State Department in its Speaker/Specialist program. One of her great successes is serving as the Director of Paralympic and Disability Engagement and Vice Chair for the LA2028 commissions successful bid to bring the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles. 

Her volunteer work includes UNICEFs inclusive education task force, Vice President of US International Council on Disability (USICD), the Southern California Olympian and Paralympian Association (SCOPA), and the US Olympian and Paralympian Association (USOPA). She was an Athlete Services Coordinator for the 2010 Winter Paralympic games and in 2012-2016 served on the United States Olympic Committees Athlete Advisory Council.

Cable is grateful she grew up playing outdoors with her two sisters, her brother and neighborhood friends. Her desire for fun and adventure kindled with family and friends has been a compass when choosing a direction for her life. Its true her spinal cord injury was not a choice, but what she did after that has continued to include fun and adventure. Her love of learning keeps her listening to podcasts, reading and engaging in stimulating conversations and relationships. She gave up cooking and gardening to spend time seeking out well-prepared meals and exploring public gardens. She is energized by this new adventure with RespectAbility.

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Ariella Z. Barker, Communications Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Ariella Z. Barker

In addition to being an attorney, writer and disability activist, Ariella Z. Barker is a Political Communications Fellow in RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. She communicates with and reports on political campaigns for the President of the United States, Congress and Gubernatorial races regarding disability issues. She also works to improve disability inclusion and perception in the Jewish Community. 

Barker was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of three and lost the ability to walk at the age of eleven, the same year the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect. Living in an inaccessible world as a wheelchair-user, she quickly became a disability advocate to accomplish her own American Dream. From her public-school system and small hometown, her university and law school, to NYC courthouses and Israeli coffee houses, she paved an accessible path to the future.

Barker obtained her bachelors degree in Business and Administration from Emorys Goizueta Business School in 2002, with a nearly full merit scholarship from Bank of America. In 2005, she received her Law Degree from Emory University, as a Willard DeWitt Scholar. And, this summer, she begins her Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

After law school, Barker was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where she defended high-profile constitutional, employment discrimination and labor law claims. As a result of her work, policy within the City changed. The NYPD began randomly drug testing officers for illegal steroids; city-run prisons were made more accessible; disabled employees requesting an accommodation were allowed alternative criteria for advancement; the NYPD issued a policy prohibiting officers from parking vehicles on sidewalks or curb-cuts, obstructing accessible pathways; and NY state courthouses became more accessible. 

In 2008, Barker emigrated to Israel. She continued working as an attorney, while advocating for Israelis with disabilities to have a more accessible state. She sat on accessibility committees, wrote op-eds for the Jerusalem Post, and encouraged various entities to make their properties accessible. As a result of her advocacy, many private businesses, synagogues and government properties became accessible. And in 2011, she was named one of Israels top 50 bachelorettes.

In 2012, Barker returned to the States for medical treatment and family support due to the onset of chronic illness. In battling chronic illness compounded with disability, she learned how impossible it is for Americans with severe or multiple disabilities to access healthcare, gain employment or simply live with dignity. It was this realization that convinced her to leave the practice of law and enter the world of disability policy. 

In 2014, Barker was crowned Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina, a disability advocacy position. As part of her role as Ms. Wheelchair NC, she encouraged producers and major television networks to accurately depict characters with disabilities on television and film. Since then, she has traveled the country, speaking about disability inclusion and rights. In 2016, she began advising politicians on disability issues. And she has published articles on disability issues in The Charlotte Observer, The Jerusalem Post, Garnet News, Push Living, Daily Kos, Grok Nation, Kol HaBirah, The Mighty and others.

Barker is the child of an immigrant and a first-generation college graduate. She grew up in rural North Carolina, but she has lived in Atlanta, New York City, and even oversees in Nigeria and Israel. She carried the 1996 Paralympic Torch, modeled for Permobil and has been the subject of several documentaries and news articles. 

Barker once played flute for the Charlotte Youth Symphony, going on to be first chair flute for the Emory University Wind Ensemble. While she no longer plays for audiences, she considers music a necessity of happy living. You can often find her singing or humming along to her favorite song on loop. Shes an avid non-fiction reader, with the exception of her obsession for George R.R. Martins A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, the basis for HBOs hit series Game of Thrones. And shes a lover of fashion, who is certain that heaven is a cross between a giant library and the Vogue accessories closet.

Barker is also an Orthodox Jewish convert, devout Zionist and a dual American-Israeli citizen, who is fluent in English and Hebrew. She loves to cook for and host large Shabbat dinner parties, where traditional Cholent and gefilte fish are replaced with soul food and tacos. She educates the Jewish community and prospective converts on the challenges of living as a convert, from discrimination in marriage and immigration to the struggles of isolation and the difficulty of teaching a non-Jewish grandmother the laws of keeping kosher. And she works with non-Jewish communities in understanding the insular Jewish community, Zionism and the need for a Jewish State, in hopes of lessening the current rise of antisemitism.

Barker wrote two pieces during the Spring 2019 Fellowship. Read them on our website:

She also wrote 12 pieces for the RespectAbility Report:

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Samantha Stewart, Communications Intern

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Samantha Stewart

Samantha Stewart is a Communications Intern with RespectAbility for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. As a senior in the Humanities program at Poolesville High School, she has participated in her school paper, the debate team and the drama club. Stewart always has been fascinated by film and has had a burgeoning interest in misrepresentation of marginal groups since ninth grade. Her desire to be a screenwriter only allowed her interest to grow, resulting in her finding RespectAbility and applying to be a high school intern. She wants to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for those underrepresented, especially people with disabilities. Stewart hopes that as a screenwriter, she can fight to change the culture of misrepresentation and underrepresentation in the media to empower those most affected.

Before joining RespectAbility, Stewart had experience in her journalism class writing about the importance of representation in film. She also currently is conducting her own research regarding the effects of the popular film Spliton stigma toward Dissociative Identity Disorder. She has had numerous experiences working with the homeless and people with disabilities and hopes that as an intern she can learn how to become a better ally.

Stewart hopes to double major in Film Studies and Psychology at the University of Southern California to understand the intersection of the two subjects. She hopes that the intersection of film and psychology will help her be a positive contributor to the film industry with a better understanding of not only film but also the effect of film on viewers, especially stigma. She hopes to attain an MFA in screenwriting before pursuing a career in film.

Beyond academics, Stewart loves to cook and wanted to be a chef at the age of eight. She also loves to listen to music, read, photography. She recently won a Key Award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest for her photography. Stewart currently is re-watching Haunting of Hillhouse and reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Her favorite books are One More Thing by B.J. Novak and The Martian by Andy Weir.

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Jeremy Cooper, Nonprofit Management Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper is a Nonprofit Management Fellow in RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Cooper majored in History and minored in English at Oberlin College, where he received a BA, and currently is working on a Masters in Public Administration from American University, which he expects to receive in May 2019.

He joined RespectAbility out of a longstanding desire to work in disability and mental health advocacy, which stems from his experiences from growing up with a younger brother with autism. Cooper hopes to gain experience in fundraising, development and advocacy at RespectAbility, in order to help raise awareness for the symptoms, treatment and equal rights of children and adults with disabilities.

Prior to joining RespectAbility, Cooper spent the past year interning at other nonprofits. These experiences include the Fairness Project, which campaigns to pass legislative votes that expand Medicaid, and Arlington Thrive, which provides emergency funds to people in need. Before college, Cooper also had several internships at Melmark, a nonprofit care facility that provides residential and educational services to children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Cooper is an avid history enthusiast. As far as hes concerned, no one can learn enough from it, such as reading about how the Civil War or World War 2 shaped modern America. Cooper is also an avid consumer of books and movies, with a taste that varies across the spectrum, from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, and from The Godfather to Indiana Jones. He hopes to put all of that reading to good use in writing reports for the Development Team.

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Vivian O’Neal, Policy Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Vivian O’Neal

Vivian ONeal is a Public Policy Fellow in RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.

O’Neal is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Political Science from The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a strong background in public speaking and advocacy work for nonprofits that benefit children with neuromuscular diseases. Fundraising has played a large role in previous service work for ONeal, specifically for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Childrens Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Last summer, she was awarded the Miracle Maker award for raising more than $5,000 for CMN hospitals. 

O’Neal’s interest in disability rights originally stemmed from the birth of her brother Josiah, who was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease called Nemaline Myopathy. Josiahs disease falls under the umbrella of Muscular Dystrophy. Watching her brothers struggles with his disease exposed her to the loopholes within the Americans with Disabilities Act and true accessibility. O’Neal’s interest later grew from Muscular Dystrophy to extend to the entire disability community when she became more involved with nonprofit and advocacy work. She is hoping to learn at RespectAbility about the different aspects of disability rights such as employment rates and unequal pay.

O’Neal joined RespectAbility as a junior in college with hopes to take her knowledge back to her hometown of Hattiesburg, MS for her senior year and moving forward. She plans to apply skills gained from her Fellowship to continue working toward the ultimate goal of fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for not only the disabled community but also for all minority groups.

Upon graduation, ONeal hopes to move to Washington, D.C. to attend law school and pursue a career that places her in the midst of the political realm with hopes of one day potentially working on Capitol Hill.

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Cami Howe, Nonprofit Management Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Cami Howe

Cami Howe is a Nonprofit Management Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization focused on fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. She graduated from Utah State University in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her time as an undergraduate student, she noted a lack of research, writing and discourse on disability, despite it being the largest minority group in the world today (invisibledisabilities.org). To help bridge this gap, she co-founded an on-campus club called The Disabled Student Alliance,which promoted self-advocacy and fought against ableism and created a community of students of all abilities. 

Howe admires and subscribes to the ideas of Dr. Gordon Allport, researcher and author of the ground-breaking book, The Nature of Prejudice,as well as Dr. Susan Fiske’s “Stereotype Content Model.In addition to her professional interest in disability, Howe personally has both a physical disability and mental illness, and thus possesses a unique firsthand account of the different ways people with disabilities often are negatively treated. 

She joined RespectAbility because she is passionate about reducing prejudices and subsequent discrimination that people with disabilities face. Howe is looking forward to gaining experience at RespectAbility that will help build her professional grant writing skills. She is exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to join like-minded people working together to actively enact meaningful change in the lives of people with disabilities.

Howes plan for her future is to finish this transition year and then pursue a doctorate degree in Social Psychology to conduct academic research on the social aspects of disability. Her ultimate goal is to teach and to publish.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring the beautiful Utah scenery such as Zion National Park. During the summer, she handcycles through canyon trails, and in the winter participates in adaptive alpine skiing. She also loves folding origami, going out for sushi and spending time with her family.  

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Megghan Duffy, Nonprofit Management Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Megghan Duffy

Megghan Duffy is a Nonprofit Management Fellow in RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities.

Duffy is currently an honors student in her senior year at Fitchburg State University and is set to graduate in May 2019 with a bachelors degree in Psychological Science with a minor in Neuroscience, Behavior and Cognition. She currently is living in the Washington, D.C., metro area through an organization called The Washington Center. In the past, Duffy has worked for a nonprofit organization called LEAD, which works to end the stigmas against mental health. Duffy joined RespectAbility to help fight the stigmas against people with disabilities and to further her learning about nonprofit advocacy, philanthropy and fundraising. She also aims to learn more about how she can change the way the world views people with disabilities.

Duffy has had experience working with individuals with disabilities when she worked at a nursing home while in high school. At her technical high school, she studied in a Health Assisting shop and did clinical rotations at the nursing home, at a kindergarten and in a middle school nurses office. In these locations, she was introduced to numerous individuals from different backgrounds and learned how to help with their needs and accommodations.

After this Fellowship, Duffy plans on furthering her education in Psychology to help people with their mental health full time. She plans to either go into behavioral psychology or into neuropsychological research. In her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking with her friends in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Her favorite hiking locations include Arethusa Falls and the Flume Gorge.

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