D Center

Staff

Lesley Ellis (she/her)D Center Manager

 

Lesley has a Master of Sociology and Social Policy in disability Studies and has been in the field of Disability Advocacy since 2009. Lesley identifies as a disabled person and is committed to fostering a community of inclusion, access and a celebration of disability pride at the UW  Lesley brings experience in supporting and working with students and a commitment to disability activism and liberation.

Email: lesellis@uw.edu

 

Grace
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Pronouns: She/Her
I am finishing up my second year studying psychology, disability studies, and education. I love bringing awareness to different mental health issues, women’s rights, and international adoptions when I’m not volunteering with infants and young children. In the future I am hoping to become a special education teacher or an occupational therapist with the U.S. Public Health Service.

Camille

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Pronouns: She/Her They/Them
I am an undergrad Communication student with a focus on digital marketing entering my final year of school. I identify as neurodivergent and queer and work primarily with connecting environmental issues to a variety of social issues (including but not limited to neurodiversity, racial inequality, wealth disparity, and sex and gender right imbalances).

Ana

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I am first year MS student in Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at UW. Before HCDE, I graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2018. It was not until I went to RIT when I saw a videophone for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. It narrowed my interest in accessibility technology.

Lorie Zullo

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I am an undergraduate student studying Early Childhood Family Studies. I have a minor case of cerebral palsy hemiplegia and hopes to bring disability awareness in her works in the education system. I believe diversity and inclusivity lies in the power of the community voice and connection with one another.

Jan Michelle Wagan 

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I am a Filipina Immigrant that is finishing my undergrad degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies.
For now, I am aiming to be an elementary teacher but ultimately I hope to work in the realm of education in which it is more toward implementing policies or even working with OSPI. I have a great passion for advocating for educational inequities in the K-12 setting and beyond, focusing with the vulnerable students such as students with disabilities. Therefore, I am coming into this space as an ally and truly take my learning in this community and incorporate them in K-12 schools.