Sara DiRienzo, MA

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Department 4298
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2561
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: April 08, 2015

Sara DiRienzo

Primary Activity Coordinators: Data
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center
Think College Wyoming
Discipline(s): Liberal Arts & Sciences
& General Studies
Disability Studies
English Literature/Rhetoric
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
Education: MA in English, Disability Studies-University of Wyoming 2014
BA in English, Professional Writing-University of Wyoming 2010


Sara DiRienzo is the information specialist for the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. In this role, Sara is the core function coordinator of information dissemination overseeing information activites regarding all of WIND's projects, marketing, and disability resources, including the WIND Resource and Information Center. She is a AUCD Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. Sara is also the project coordinator of Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center and Think College Wyoming. Since joining WIND in 2009, Sara has written articles for numerous state and national publications and coordinated the writing of grants, WIND websites, WIND annual reports, and various project pieces. Sara maintains the institute's social networking and communications through Facebook and Youtube. She presents on a variety of disability topics, including dating, relationships, and sexuality for individuals with disabilities and young adult medical transition. She advises the UW club Abilities, a student organization for students with disabilities and their allies. Sara serves on the Wyoming Governor's Council for Developmental Disability representing WIND. Sara earned her Master of Arts in English in 2014 from the University of Wyoming. Her thesis focused on scarring, disability, and visual rhetorics of the body. PRESENTATIONS (INVITED)DiRienzo, S. (2014, October). CEDC Webinar Series: Marketing and Branding Your UCEDD: Standing out in your University and the Community. Webinar. DiRienzo, S., Hardesty, C. (2014, February). Act Early Forum Webinar Series: Stories from State Systems Grantees-What works; what doesn't, and why. Webinar. PRESENTATIONS (NATIONAL)DiRienzo, S. (2014, November-Accepted). Wyoming Institute for Disabilities 20th Anniversary. Poster presented at AUCD Annual Conference. Washington, DC. DiRienzo, S. (2013, June). Writing the body: Scars, representation, and embodied narratives. Paper presentation at the Society for Disability Studies Conference. Orlando, FL. DiRienzo, S. (2012, November). Refocusing representation: Creating text and images in UCEDDmarketing materials for subjective portrayal of disability. Poster presented at AUCD Annual Conference. Washington, DC. PRESENTATIONS (STATE AND REGIONAL)DiRienzo, S. (2104, October). Supporting students with disabilities in tutoring. Student Educational Opportunities, University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY. DiRienzo, S., Corbett, J. (2013, November). Section 508: Ensuring Accessible Information. Laramie,WY. DiRienzo, S. (2013, October). Transition: Moving into adult health care. MEGA Conference. Laramie,WY. DiRienzo, S. (2013, April). Refocusing representation: Creating text and images in UCEDD marketing materials for subjective portrayal of disability. Poster presented at the College of Health Sciences Grand Rounds. Laramie, WY. DiRienzo, S. "All About Dating." Dating and Sexuality Presentations for Individuals with Disabilities. Developed 2011.