Katie Johnson is an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, pursuing a degree in Public Policy with a minor in Disability Studies. While completing her undergraduate program, Katie is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. Her senior thesis is on the role perception of direct support professionals and she plans to graduate from UD in Spring 2019. Her interest in disability centers around cross-disability social justice movements, radical accessibility, inclusive education and employment, and community-based, self-determinant living. Katie hopes her blog posts will reflect her engagement as a scholar and her interest in public policy.
Through CDS, Katie works with the new Access:Ability Scholars program as a peer mentor to first year scholars. Katie is also a site leader trainer for UDaB (University of Delaware alternative Breaks), where she trains student leaders in areas such as leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and justice topics, to promote active citizenship on campus. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, eating out with her friends, or watching Netflix.