Graduate Research Assistant
Phone: 512-694-5353 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on how disability as an identity marker interplays with other identifiers (i.e., race, language, culture, and socioeconomic status) and perpetuates intersectional marginalization for youths with multifaceted needs. She is committed to solving inequalities in access to special education and other social services for youths with disabilities at the intersection of multiple systemic involvements (housing, mental health, and the juvenile justice system) in our society. She is a student-lead investigator on a project titled “Unpacking the neglected voices of youth with disabilities in homelessness”. Through this project, she aims to share the unheard stories of youths with disabilities experiencing homelessness and remediate our community as a safe and nurturing place that promotes transformative agency of vulnerable – but filled with future possibilities – youths with disabilities. Hanna spends her free time with her black cat Tandoori (Ph.D. in giving his paws and sitting, candidate in waiting), gardening on her little patio, cooking Korean foods, and collecting used vinyl records from the local record shops.
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