Ms. Rebekah Hein is a Research Assistant at the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). She is a current senior in the School of International Service where she studies International Development and intersectionalities within global development. She is continuing her studies as a graduate student at American University in the International Training and Education Program. Her research and interests are concentrated in education, specifically evaluating and detailing best practices for country implementation of inclusive educational initiatives, specifically in post-Soviet nations. Rebekah served as a teacher in Romania where she investigated accessibility and inclusivity issues in public schools. She has also interned at several educational organizations throughout her time at American University. She currently works for Education Week as the Live and Virtual Events Associate.
Ms. Kathryn Scavuzzo is a Research Assistant at the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). She is a senior undergraduate student at the College of Arts and Sciences and will graduate with a BA in Anthropology. She is also a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Leadership and Ethical Development Program (CAS Lead) where she has learned to develop her leadership skills as well as learn ethics and philosophy. Her research focus will be on collecting new data for the Convention on the Rights of Person’s with Disabilities (CRPD) state report study and then analyzing the state party and shadow report data on CRPD implementation.
Ms. Jane Rothstein is a Research Assistant at the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). She is a current junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she will graduate with a B.A in Psychology. She will spend the second semester of her junior year studying in Wellington, New Zealand where she hopes to further her education on Indigenous Psychology. During her time with the IDPP she will work closely with the D.C. chapter of the Special Olympics, acting as a liaison between the organization and the AU student population.