Job Title: Director, Disability Resource Center
From: Ash Grove/Bois D’Arc, Missouri
Education: MSW (University of Missouri-Columbia); B.A. Psychology and Criminology (Drury University)
Areas of Interest: Disability studies, universal design, inclusive housing, social justice issues
Fun Fact: Katheryne attended her undergraduate program on a theatre scholarship.
Quote I Work By:“Disability is not a ‘brave struggle’ or ‘courage in the face of
adversity’…disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.” -Neil Marcus
Job Title: Associate Director, Disability Resource Center - Access Technology Center
From: Jonesburg, MO
Education: M.A. Orientation and Mobility (Western Michigan University);M.S. Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Communication; Graduate Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution; B.S. Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations (MSU)
Areas of Interest: Advancements in technology and the role technology plays in the level of independence for individuals with disabilities and universal design.
Fun Fact: When Megan was working on her Master's in Administrative Studies, the Coordinator position for the Assistive Technology Services office opened up. She debated on applying for the position at the time, but decided not to as she thought her future was headed in another direction. Her life did take another direction, but it brought her right back to Springfield at the same time the position became available again. Although the office name has changed and the position title is different—it is still the same job she debated on applying for 6 years earlier.
Quote I Work By: "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great." - Helen Keller
Job Title: Administrative Specialist II
From: Vallejo and Santa Rosa, CA
Education: Currently pursuing her B.S. Marketing/Advertising & Promotion (MSU); Associate of Applied Science (OTC)
Areas of Interest: Business, Business Law, Advertising and Promotion
Fun Fact: Amy was an extra in the Walt Disney movie “Angels in the Outfield” and can be spotted in the scene where the audience members in the stands are waving their arms up and down showing they believe in the baseball angels.
Quote I Work By: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Job Title: Graduate Assistant
From: Belleville, IL
Education: Currently pursuing her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSU); B.S. Psychology (MSU)
Areas of Interest: Training & Development, EEO Law, Survey Design
Fun Fact: Rachel is completing some of her graduate requirements in New Zealand!
Quote I Work By: "Everybody love everybody." - Jackie Moon
Job Title: Student Worker
From: St. Louis, MO
Education: Socio-Political Communications major with a double minor in Gender Studies and Political Science
Fun Fact: Brianna once ate all of her Halloween candy in one night! It did not end well.
Quote I Work By: "We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others." - Will Rogers