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
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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.


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.