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.
Assistant Director for Access and Accommodations
Joe is a first-generation college graduate. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees 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.
Assistant Director for Operations and Programming and 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.
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.
Krissy was born in San Francisco but has lived in Colorado most of her life (aside from a few years in Oregon). She is a CSU alumna, where she majored in Human Development and Family Studies, then went straight to graduate school at CU Denver for a Master’s in Special Education, while also getting her dual teaching licensure. She has spent most of her career working in K-12 public education but is excited to be a Ram again and to help students at a postsecondary level! Aside from work, Krissy loves to be outside, cook with her partner, binge on Disney movies, create crafts/art, and cuddle on the couch with her dog, Peanut (Corgi mix).
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.
Interim Coordinator of Accessible Text Accommodations
Interim Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Accommodations Coordinator