April 30, 2014
Future Leaders on the Move!
Student Advisory Council
Members of the 2014 USBLN Student Advisory Council with Mylene Padolina, Youth Initiatives Program Manager

The USBLN® engages with college students and recent graduates with disabilities through its Student Advisory Council (SAC) and the Career Link Mentoring Program, which is funded through grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. We are thrilled to share the following updates from these futures leaders:

  • Nate Finch, SAC Alumnus & 2013 Vice Chair, is working for the Boston Children’s Hospital as an Administrative Service Rep in the Developmental Medicine Department.
  • Alec Frazier, SAC Member and 2014 BLN Affiliate Liaison, just published his first book, a literature review of the adventures of the first super hero with autism. For more information, see Alec’s website – www.nothingaboutuswithoutus.net/my-publications and be sure to check out www.facebook.com/withoutfearautism.
  • Shelia Kington, 2013 Career Link Mentee, along with her classmates at the University of California-Long Beach, created a disability awareness and accessibility compliance video, “Just Ask Me.” This video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcIEpgwypbY&feature=youtu.be.
  • Kyle Manske, 2014 Career Link Mentee, SAC Member and 2014 Secretary, just secured a summer internship with the Milwaukee Zoo as an Audit Intern and will be responsible for the accuracy of receipts written and cash collected. He will also assist in creating a new internal inventory control system. Kyle has also been selected to attend the Marketing EDGE Interactive Marketing Analytics Xperience (I-MAX) program located in New York City in June. He will attend seminars focusing on Big Data and marketing analytics and gain insights on the acquisition and development of customer data, as well as network with some of the top marketing executives and students in the world today.
  • Elizabeth O’Neal, 2013 Career Link Mentee, is now a Compensation Benefits Leader at Mazuma Credit Union.
  • Marcus Tuck, 2013 Career Link Mentee, recently accepted a position with Lowe’s Distribution Center as an Operations Coach (Supervisor).
  • Ashley Yi, 2013 Career Link Mentee, recently accepted a position with CBS Radio as a Promotion Assistant. She will be representing CBS Radio at various events to market all its stations, manage on-site activities and engage with listeners. She will serve as the brand ambassador for CBS Radio’s sponsors and clients.
  • Linda Zhao, 2013 Career Link Mentee, was promoted to Senior Administrator at the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

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