Keri Gray

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Keri Gray is the 2015-2016 Youth Transitions Fellow at the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) sponsored through the HSC Foundation. She works to ensure that young people with disabilities are included in educational, community, and employment opportunities. Keri was raised in Longview, Texas. She attended college at Abilene Christian University where she received Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Communication, and then a Master’s degree in Communication. At the completion of her graduate program she wrote a thesis entitled “The diversity rhetoric of Offices of Diversities: Through the lens of intersectionality.” Her work over the years has centered on an intersectional philosophy. Keri influences systematic change by re-constructing opportunities so that they are inclusive for individuals with multiple marginalized identities. She has applied these concepts by leading various student organizations, interning at Leader Pelosi’s office through the American Association of People with Disabilities internship program, creating an internship program at her Alma Maters Office of Multicultural & Enrichment, creating the Young Professionals Association of Abilene (YPAA), and working as a Community Educator and Case Manager at a provider agency.

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