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The professional staff members of the Office of Accessible Education have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds in services for students with disabilities. The professional staff are available to answer questions and provide resources for students with disabilities at Stanford University, as well as to faculty and staff with questions about the disability accommodation process.

Teri Adams, JD
Director

Teri (she/her/hers) is the Director of the Office of Accessible Education at Stanford University. She has worked in the field of disability rights, advocacy, and direct service provision since 1993.

Shelley Hou '00, MA '03
Director of Operations

Shelley (she/her, they/them) is the Director of Operations for the Office of Accessible Education at Stanford University. She oversees the provision of academic accommodations; assistive technology; production of alternate format course materials; and IT & database administration.  Shelley has been on staff at the OAE for over ten years, but her first job with the department was as a student golf cart driver.

Carleigh A. Kude, MPA
Assistant Director, Disability Advising

Carleigh (she/her/hers) is a disability adviser at the OAE and a disability activist in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She earned an M.P.A. from California State University's Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration. Carleigh is passionate about access to and inclusion in information, technology, community living, and higher education.

Lisa Sheftman, MA, ATP
Senior Disability Adviser

Lisa (she/her/hers) is a Disability Adviser at the OAE. She holds an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology and an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) credential from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

John Cu, MA
Disability Adviser

John (he/him/his) is a disability adviser at the OAE and engages in interactive processes to determine reasonable academic and/or housing accommodations. John earned a B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in Special Education from Notre Dame de Namur University. He is a proponent of lifelong learning for all.

Ake Saethia, MBA, MSW
Disability Adviser

Ake (he/him/his) is a disability adviser at the OAE, and works with students to determine accommodations for equal accessibility. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from UC Irvine, and an M.B.A, and an M.S.W from the University of Southern California. Ake has been in the field of higher education with a focus on individuals with disabilities since 2012.

Sara Clark, MEd
Disability Adviser

Sara (she/her/hers) is a disability adviser at the OAE working to ensure access and inclusion so that all students may reach their academic goals. She earned her M. Ed in Higher Education Administration from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Sara is passionate about educational equity and the celebration of dynamic, intersectional, and diverse disability identities.

Sandy Herring
Accommodations Coordinator

Sandy (she/her/hers) is an Accommodations Coordinator, specializing in academic accommodations, including notetaking services and academic assistants such as lab and library assistants.  Sandy has previously worked on campus in the Department of Neurobiology and as Registrar for the Continuing Studies Program. 

Heather Hoover
Accommodations Coordinator

Heather (she/her/hers) is an Accommodations Coordinator, specializing in services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students as well as exam accommodations.  Heather is fluent in American Sign Language and has previously worked in Deaf services at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Robin L. Cole
Alternate Format & Assistive Technology Manager

Robin (she/her/hers) manages the alternate format production team, which converts printed text to electronic text, large-print, and/or Braille. In addition, she specializes in services for deaf/hard of hearing and visually impaired students. Robin has worked in the field of disability service provision, with an emphasis in assistive technology, for over 8 years.

Deborah Ting, MS, CCC-SLP
Alternate Format & Braille Specialist

Deborah (she/her/hers) received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology; in addition, she is certified as both a Literary and Nemeth (Mathematics) Braille Transcriber by the National Library Service (NLS), a part of The Library of Congress.  

Mason Chow
Alternate Format & Braille Specialist

Mason (she/her/hers) is certified as a Literary Braille Transcriber by the National Library Service (NLS), a part of The Library of Congress. She currently works as an OAE Alternate Format Specialist and converts academic materials into alternate formats for students with print disabilities.

Kyle Logsdon
Alternate Format Specialist

Kyle (he/him/his) currently works in the Office of Accessible Education as an Alternate Format Specialist and converts academic materials into alternate formats for students with print disabilities.

Paul Nguyen
Alternate Format Specialist

Paul (he/him/his) currently works in the Office of Accessible Education as an Alternate Format Specialist and converts academic materials into alternate formats for students with print disabilities.