Melissa Mitchell, Bachelor's Print Journalism / French

University of Oregon UCEDD
College of Education
5252 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5252
 
Phone: 541-346-3591
Email: mmitchel@uoregon.edu
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Last Updated: February 22, 2011

Melissa Mitchell
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Data
Technical Assistance
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: NIRS Data Coordinator
UCEDD Website Coordinator
Administrative Support
 
Discipline(s): Disability Studies
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
 
Education: Double Bachelor's Degree in Print Journalism and French from Central Washington University.

Vita/Bio

Raised by fierce Parent Advocates, Melissa is an active member of the global cross disability community. She served on the developmental disabilities council in Washington State as a young adult. She continued bring disability to the forefront through numerous articles, presentations, teaching abroad in France, serving two years in AmeriCorps,   and working for Mobility International USA as Outreach / Training Coordinator for four years. As a member of the local disability community Melissa serves on community boards, attends community forums, and co-founded the Willamette Valley Assistance Dog Club. Partnered with assistance/service dogs for last fourteen years, Melissa, has become an outspoken advocate for responsible partnership benefiting both dog and human through her blog Service Dogs: A Way  of Life.

Working for the UCEDD, Melissa uses her skills as a writer and experiences as a member of the disability community creating new publications, articles, a community list serve, and updating our website.