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Raquel Rosa

Washington, DC
Raquel is the eldest sibling of a young man who has cerebral palsy. Her career as an advocate for disability justice began 16 years ago, providing direct supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2010, she co-founded a Washington, DC-based social/support group for adults who have siblings with significant disabilities. In January 2016, Raquel was appointed to serve on the City of Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities. At TASH, Raquel has worn many hats, including serving as a policy researcher, liaison to several committees & communities of practice, & production manager of Connections. Last year, she was added to TASH's Youth Employment Solutions (YES!) Center, where she served as a liaison to families of transition-aged students & Direct Support Professionals. Raquel received her bachelor's degree in disability studies from the City University of New York, and master's degree in nonprofit management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.