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 (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. As a person with a noticable congenital disability, Teri feels that in many ways she has been preparing for this job all of her life. As director, she strives to change how people -- at Stanford and beyond -- think about people with disabilities, and their place in the culture of diversity. Teri has been at Stanford since May 1995.
Shelley (they/them, she/her) is the director of operations for the Office of Accessible Education at Stanford University. They oversee the maintenance and development of OAE | CONNECT; enterprise assistive technology; alternate format production; and IT & database administration. Shelley has been on staff at the OAE for over a decade, but their first job with the department involved driving golf carts throughout the campus.
Carleigh (she/her/hers) is an associate director of disability advising 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 (she/her/hers) is a senior 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 (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.
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.
Roselyn (she/her, they/them) is a disability adviser with OAE. They have worked at Stanford for more than five years and is passionate about creating accessible and inclusive spaces here for graduate and undergraduate students. In their role, they work with students to determine academic and housing accommodations. Roselyn earned an MA (‘13 Emory) in Sociology and their areas of focus were Racial and Ethnic Relations as well as Sociology of Mental Health.
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 (she/her, they/them) 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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.