Sara DiRienzo, MA

Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

Sara  DiRienzo, MA

Sara DiRenzo, M.A., is a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow with the Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (AUCD). She joins other faculty members from around the country in creating a blueprint for cultural and linguistic competence within the nationwide AUCD network. The blueprint seeks to expand diversity in both the network and the developmental disabilities field to ensure that the network is well-positioned to address growth in diverse communities and the growing number of people with disabilities. This blueprint and fellowship is one-year initiative funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).

Sara is the information specialist for the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND). In this role, Sara is core function coordinator of information dissemination overseeing information, marketing, and accessibility regarding all of WIND's projects and disability resources, as well as coordinating WIND's marketing materials with the University of Wyoming. Sara is also a project coordinator for Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center and Think College Wyoming projects, where she works closely with individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals.

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 innovative project pieces. Sara maintains the institute's social networking and communications through Facebook and Youtube. 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.