Ketrina (Trina) Hazell’s (she/her) platform focuses on bringing self-advocacy into schools and teaching inclusion. A strong self-advocate, blogger and college graduate, Hazell graduated from Partners in Policymaking in 2014. She is the founder of the advocacy group, Voices of Power, and Disability Champion Mentoring Network, an organization that helps high school students with their post-secondary education transition and allows them to chart their own path.
Hazell is a self-advocacy lead working for The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT). She is also a contributing author at Jaro4Me, and has volunteered as a tutor with Reading Partners, as well as an assistant with ADAPT Community Network, the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities in New York.
Hazell’s motto is to empower others to discover their voices, and give hope to families in the disability community through sharing her journey. She is currently a certified life coach. She specializes in serving the underserved, including people with disabilities, those of lower socioeconomic status, parents of people with disabilities and youth.