Hi. I’m Andrew. I have Cerebral Palsy. I have worked as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Self Advocacy since 2016. I grew up in Alabama where most of my family still lives. In 2005, I finished a Master’s Degree in American Studies at the University of Alabama and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where I became involved in community organizing and the peace and justice movement. I completed a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of New Mexico in 2014. In 2012, I received a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution and went to Washington, D.C. to complete my dissertation research on the history of disability in the United States. I came to Buffalo in 2015 to work as a researcher at the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. In addition to working at the Center, I also teach disability history courses online for the City University of New York and work as a project assistant for the First Responders Disability Awareness Training Program at Niagara University. When I am not working, I like cooking, gardening, spending time with my cats, and advocating with my friends for a more accessible community!