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Shereen Ali, Policy Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Shereen Ali

Shereen Ali is a Policy Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Ali’s apprenticeship was funded by the Fox Family Foundation. [continue reading…]

Roy Payan, Policy and Civic Engagement Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Roy Payan

Roy Payan (he/him) is a Policy and Civic Engagement Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Payan’s apprenticeship was funded by the Fox Family Foundation. [continue reading…]

Daniel Martinez, Civic Engagement Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez is a Civic Engagement Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Martinez’s Apprenticeship was funded by the Fox Family Foundation.

Martinez is a 31-year-old from Brownsville, TX, who identifies as a blind Chicano advocate, educator, and mentor of people with disabilities. He has a Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He enrolled at the Stephen F. Austin State University to obtain his dual certification in teaching students with visual impairments and instructing orientation and mobility. He has worked on his professional development in non-profit organizations such as the National Federation of the Blind and Mentoring Engaging and Teaching All Students. [continue reading…]

Alejandra Tristan, Philanthropy Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Alejandra Tristan

Alejandra Tristan is a Philanthropy Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program, a paid apprenticeship funded by the MacArthur Foundation that provides young professionals with disabilities the tools to thrive in the philanthropic sector. RespectAbility’s mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. [continue reading…]

Corey Evans, Entertainment and News Media Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Corey Evans

Corey Evans is an Entertainment and News Media Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. [continue reading…]

Tammie Stevens, Policy Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Tammie Stevens

Tammie Stevens is a Policy and Civic Engagement Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Stevens’ apprenticeship was funded by the Fox Family Foundation. [continue reading…]

Rostom Dadian, Civic Engagement Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Rostom Dadian

Rostom Dadian is a Civic Engagement and Coalition Building Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Dadian’s apprenticeship was funded by the Fox Family Foundation. [continue reading…]

Georgia Carr, Philanthropy Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Georgia Carr

Georgia Carr (she/her) is a Philanthropy Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program, a paid apprenticeship funded by the MacArthur Foundation that provides young professionals with disabilities the tools to thrive in the philanthropic sector. RespectAbility’s mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. [continue reading…]

Mary McGill Lucas, Communications Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Fall 2021

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Mary McGill Lucas

Mary McGill Lucas (they/them) is a Communications Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. [continue reading…]

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