The Student Disability Center team is made up of both full-time and part-time professional and student staff members. Our team is comprised of our director, assistant directors, accommodation specialists, coordinators, American Sign Language interpreted, transcribers, student staff, and academic coaches.
Justin became director of the SDC in December 2020, leaving his home state of Missouri for CSU. He has his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Missouri State University. He began his professional career in the Disability Center at the University of Missouri as an exams coordinator and access advisor. After five years, he became director of the Disability Resource Center at his alma mater. Justin has been a competitive bowler for most of his life. He loves game shows, enjoys cooking, working out, and taking random road trips in his jeep.
Claire was born and raised in Illinois but moved to Fort Collins in 2015 to pursue an undergraduate degree at CSU. In 2019, Claire graduated with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts with minors in History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies. After completing her studies, Claire started working for the SDC in 2020 as a course transcriber. Outside of work, Claire enjoys working out, traveling, cooking plant-based meals, reading, and hiking around in the foothills.
Assistant Director for Access and Accommodations
Position currently vacant
Assistant Director for Operations and Programming
Position currently vacant
Amanda has been working at the SDC professionally since 2014. She is originally from Littleton, Colorado. Amanda proudly earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at CSU. While she did her undergrad, she worked at the SDC as a student staff as well as utilizing accommodations from the SDC. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys stand up paddle boarding, playing with her dog Rex, traveling, going to CSU sports events (GO RAMS!), and spending time with her friends and family.
Annie’s hometown is Fort Collins but she left Colorado to explore Oregon and Kansas before returning back home in 2019. She has both her Undergraduate and Masters degrees from University of Kansas in Special Education. She has spent most of her career working in K-12 public education with Poudre School District, but is thrilled to be a part of higher education! She is joining an extensive Ram family as her father is a CSU graduate and both her partner and younger brother are current students on campus. In her free time she enjoys fishing, camping, crafting, and spending time with her cats and 60+ houseplants.
Elizabeth grew up in Iowa but made the move to Colorado with her partner to be closer to family. She began her professional career in higher education and disability in 2018. She has held positions in student success coaching, vocational rehabilitation services, and disability accommodation offices. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys baking bread from scratch, hiking with her dog Oban, reading books in a hammock, and hosting friends and family for dinner.
Joe is a first-generation college graduate. He earned both his undergraduate degree in journalism and media communications and his master’s degree in education and Human resource studies from CSU. He has held a few different roles at CSU including positions at the Assistive Technology Resource Center, Office of Support and Safety Assessment, and with the Student Success Initiatives, During his time as a student Joe worked at the SDC and utilized accommodations. He is originally from Arvada, Colorado. Outside of work Joe enjoys going to concerts, baking, and photography.
Lynsey has worked in the disability field in varying roles for five years. After receiving her undergrad from the University of Idaho in 2019 she knew that she wanted to pursue a graduate degree. She and her partner made the move to Fort Collins in the summer of 2021 and have enjoyed their time so far! Lynsey is currently pursuing a master’s degree in social work and will graduate in the spring of 2023. Outside of work, Lynsey enjoys spending time in nature, trying new food, and spending time with loved ones.
Coordinator of Alternative Testing Accommodations
Alisha started working at the SDC in 2015 as a course transcriber and was hired into her current role as coordinator of alternative testing accommodations in 2017. Originally from Colorado Springs, Alisha come to Fort Collins for college and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art with a concentration in drawing from CSU in 2012. Outside of work Alisha enjoys fishing, hiking, reading, creating art.
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Interim Coordinator of Accessible Text Accommodations
Interim Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Accommodations Coordinator
Gina has been working as a sign language interpreter at the SDC for over 30 years. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outside of work she enjoys listening to music, cooking, and spending time with her granddaughter.