Region 1

Region 1 Posts

Welcome to region 1, serving Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties. For more information contact Cherissa Aldredge cherissaalldredge@hotmail.com

Cherissa’s Bio:

My interest in disability advocacy is a result of my own experience with disability.  My disability – visual impairment (full right hemianopia) – is due to an acquired brain injury.  Because of my brain injury, I have come to understand on a personal level some of the social, economic, and accessibility challenges that individuals’ with disabilities face.  I hope to use my experience to help others understand the disability experience, particularly the experience of individuals with brain injuries.  Prior to my brain injury, I was working as a human resource professional and, as a result, I am particularly interested in improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.  I am currently a student in the Disability Disciplines doctoral program at Utah State University and was a 2011-2012 URLEND (www.urlend.org) trainee.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, both from Utah State University. My husband Nathan and I have two daughters and live in Providence. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family.
 

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One Response to Region 1

  1. Storee Powell says:

    Cherissa,

    This is Storee Powell from the Utah Assistive Technology Program at the CPD. I would like to interview you for a story on people with disabilities as a voting bloc. I’m not in tomorrow, but could we do it Monday? Feel free to call me!

    thanks!
    Storee
    435-797-7412 work
    208-360-2376 cell

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