Ms. Lindsay Reesing is a Research Associate at the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). She is a current graduate student at the School of International Service at American University, studying Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs. Her interests and work experience are primarily in public health, international development, and foreign aid. She most recently returned from the Peace Corps in Senegal, where she worked with local communities to improve health status and promote new understandings of healthy behaviors.


Shannon McNaught is a Research Associate at American University's Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP). Shannon is pursuing a graduate degree in Intercultural and International Communication at AU's School of International Service. Her research focus is cultural diplomacy and comparative cultural studies. Shannon also serves as Editorial Director for AU's graduate Journal of International Service. Prior to joining IDPP, Shannon worked at the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC), where she prepared advice summaries and supported the UK Delegation at UNESCO's biannual Executive Board and biennial General Conference.