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Melissa Marshall – Bio

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Melissa Marshall’s entire career is dedicated to obtaining equal access for people with all types of disabilities. This was her goal when she received her bachelor’s degree in Disability Studies from Hampshire College where she was one of the first people in the nation to major in Disability Studies as well as when she received her J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law. (Melissa is admitted to the Bar in Connecticut.) She has worked as the Executive Director of several disability-related non-profits, including a center for independent living. Most recently, she has begun utilizing her expertise in ADA and other disability rights law to ensure that people with disabilities impacted by disaster have equal access to disaster-related programs and services.

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