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“It always seems impossible until it's done.” -Nelson Mandela

Training & Education

Wrightslaw Special Education Law & 

Advocacy Training Program,

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center


Family Advocacy Training and Education Program National Family Association for Deaf-Blind


Partners in Policymaking Advocacy Training Program Virginia Board for People with Disabilities 

Recognized as ‘Most Effective Communicator’

2021- 2022

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies

Associate of Arts in English


Community Service

Public Awareness Campaign Advisory Group

 The Arc of Virginia

2023 - Present

Founder and Host

 Warrior Stories Advocacy Campaign  YouTube @warriorstories914

2022 - Present

Advisory Council member

 Virginia Deaf-Blind Project

2022 - Present

Board Member and Advocacy Consultant

 Economic Equity for Moms

2022 - Present

Member of the National

Family Association for Deaf-Blind

2022 - Present

Disability Advocacy

Provided Public Comment to promote Deaf-Blind Resources

Frederick County Public

Special Education Advisory Committee 


Testified on Development Disability Waiver Slots

2022-2024 Biennium Budget Hearings

Virginia Senate


Testified on Appendix K

Northern Virginia Budget Hearings

Virginia Senate


Successfully lobbied for Elected Representatives
Delegate Wendy Gooditis and Senator Jill Vogel
to co-sponsor Budget Amendment Item 204 #23c (Appendix K), 
which was approved  by the Virginia General Assembly 
and signed into the state budget
by Governor Glen Youngkin 

Testified on Appendix K 

Disability Commission

Virginia General Assembly


2023 Easter Egg Roll

Personal & Professional Experience

Special Education Advocate

 Warrior Advocates of Virginia, LLC

2023 - Present

Family Support Advisor &

IEP Essentials Workshop Presenter 

Medical Home Plus

2023 - Present

Navigated the Frederick County, Virginia

Special Education System

2019 - Present

Navigated the Loudoun County, Virginia

Special Education System

2013 - 2019

Navigated the Virginia Medicaid Waiver System

2013 - Present

Parent of a child with Charge Syndrome and Lennox- Gastaut Syndrome, which includes multi-sensory impairment such as deaf-blindness, total hygienic care, overall developmental delay, significant behaviors that impact all aspects of daily living, and multiple types of seizures that are difficult to treat

2011 - Present

Parent of a child with ADHD

2009 - Present

“Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face and embrace the life you have.”
- John Piper

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