2022 Talent Accelerator Class

NextGen Leaders attending the 2022 Disability:IN Global Conference & Expo (Dallas, TX July 18-21)

Meet the 65 college students and recent graduates with disabilities who will be a part of Disability:IN’s Talent Accelerator Class, a networking and career readiness academy held in conjunction with the Disability:IN Global Conference. During the Talent Accelerator, NextGen Leaders participate in interview and skill building activities.


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Abdurazak Abdu

Abdurazak Abdu (He, him his)


Abdu has just graduated from Capital university law school with a Juris Doctor degree. He would love a role in areas of Business law, ADA, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Compliance and Civil Rights. Abdu is open for relocation and remote work.

Ana Amurrio

Ana Amurrio (She/Her/Hers)

Computer Science

Ana Amurrio is majoring in Computer Science at Santa Clara University and is expected to graduate in June 2023. Ana is an innovative software professional that enjoys collaborating with team members, learning cutting edge technologies, and identifying opportunity for self-improvement and organizational success. She is interested in software engineering roles. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but is flexible to relocate or remote work.

Mayowa Ayodele

Mayowa Ayodele (She/Her/Hers)


Mayowa Ayodele has experience as a production assistant, teaching assistant, and media outreach coordinator. She is minoring in French and majoring in Accounting at the Zicklin School of Business, expected to graduate in January 2025. She is based in Manhattan, NY but is willing to move for remote work.

Sunint Bindra

Sunint Bindra (he/him/his)

Computer Science and Economics Double Major

Sunint is a junior at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science and Economics. At Dartmouth he is a a social impact scholar, athlete on the taekwondo team, captain of the debate team, and president of the quant finance club. Previously, he has worked in investment and consulting roles at BlackRock, Forbes, the OECD, and PwC, as well as in product management and software engineering at eBay and Dell. He is keen to enter financial services and product facing roles upon graduating in 2023.

Deepak Bokka

Deepak Bokka (He/Him)

Electrical Engineering

Deepak is graduating with an electrical engineering degree at the University of Washington in June 2022. He aspires to become a software engineer and mentor. As an engineer, He would like to develop technology that is more accessible to neurodiverse people; As a mentor, He would like to advocate for aspiring professionals with disabilities.

Rochelle Bowyer

Rochelle Bowyer (She/Her/Hers)

Communication & International studies

Rochelle graduated from the University of Washington in June of 2022 with two bachelors in Commutations and Global and Regional studies. Some of her experience is in inclusion programming, community marketing, and social media development. Rochelle is seeking roles as a content strategist, digital marketing specialist, or community manager. She is based out of Seattle, WA but is flexible to remote work.

Lavon boykins

Lavon Boykins (she.her.hers)

Public administration

Lavon is an outgoing person . Lavon attends Rutgers university to obtain her masters in public administration

Arielle Buckley

Arielle Buckley (She/Her/Hers)

Public Health

Arielle is a public health major at the University of Michigan, expected to graduate in May 2023. She has experience in survey based research, data analysis, and assistive technology. She would love a role as a user researcher or consumer insight analyst. She is based out of Ann Arbor, MI but is willing to relocate.

Chiril Calin

Chiril Calin (He/Him/His)

Molecular BIology, Public Health

Chiril is a Molecular & Cell Biology: Biochemistry and Public Health double major at the University of California, Berkeley, expected to graduate in May 2023. He has experience in business strategy, programming, biotech product development, and cost engineering. He would love a role as a product manager, business strategist, or biotech researcher. He is based out of Castro Valley, CA, but is willing to work across the San Francisco Bay Area or to arrange remote work as needed.

Andres Calvo

Andres Calvo (He/Him/His)

Petroleum Engineering

Andres is a Petroleum Engineering major doing a Master of Science at Texas A&M University, expected to graduate in May 2023. He has experience in reservoir engineering, data analytics, and production engineering. He would love a role as a reservoir engineer, data scientist, or petrophysics. He is based out of College Station, TX but he is willing to relocate.

Tomas Carrasquel

Tomas Carrasquel (He/Him/His)

Engineering Mechanical/Aerospace

Tomas Carrasquel is an engineering aerospace and mechanical major at Montgomery College MD, expected graduation May 2022. He is a Veteran, has experience as helicopter mechanic repairer 15T in the US ARMY, as a spacecraft mechanic technitian and a Computer-Aided Designer technician using Solid Works, AutoCad, Catia, Creo. He would love a role as a Designer involved in engineering design and manufacturing department and also involved on the hands-on experience position.

Ruby Castaneda

Ruby Castaneda (She/Her/Hers)

Marketing/Digital Marketing

Ruby is a digital marketing graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University, expected to graduate in August 2022. She has experience in digital marketing, SEO/PPC strategies, data analytics, storytelling, developing presentation reports, and quantitative and qualitative market research. She would love a role as a digital strategist, email campaign specialist, brand specialist, or social media coordinator. She is based out of Los Angeles, CA but prefers remote work.

Miguel Viveros Chavez

Miguel Viveros Chavez (He/ Him)

Business Management

Miguel Viveros Chavez is a business management student who loves doing web accessibility work and disability advocacy work. I attend Portland community college. I am looking for a job in communications, and or web accessibility work. I am based out of portland Oregon state but flexable to relocate for a job.

Keshard Chery

Keshard Chery (She/her)

Human Resources

My name is Keshard Chery. I am an Human Management Master’s student at Northeastern University. I have a passion for creating a space for Neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace. I am looking for roles in DEI, Event Planning, and Human Resources. I am based in Boston, MA and open to remote opportunities.

Ikemefuna Chukwunyerenwa

Ikemefuna Chukwunyerenwa (He/Him/His)

Web and Mobile Computer

My name is Ikemefuna Chukwunyerenwa. My major is web and mobile computing at Rochester Institute of Technology. I graduated in December 2021.

Armando Delgado

Armando Delgado (He/Him/His)

Engineering, General

Armando Delgado is an engineering major at Los Angeles Valley College, expected to graduate in June 2024. He has experience in research and design methodologies, technical writing, and programming. He would love to venture into an internship opportunity that involves the intersectionality of engineering, computer science, and accessibility. Armando is based out in Los Angeles, CA, but is open to remote work and relocation.

Kelly Duangrudeeswat

Kelly Duangrudeeswat (She/Her/Hers)

Computer Science

Kelly is a computer science major at California State University Long Beach, expected to graduate in May 2023. She is an ex-Microsoft, WarnerMedia, and National Science Foundation technical intern. Her skillset includes object-oriented programming and front-end web development. Kelly is interested in a software engineering or developer role, and is looking for a fall 2023 internship and a full-time role post-graduation. She is based out of Long Beach, CA but is open to relocation and/or remote work.

William Escobar

William Escobar (He/Him/His)

Global Business

William is a recent graduate from Georgetown University (Class of 2022). As an undergraduate, he studied Biology. William has experience in cancer research at Georgetown, infectious disease research at Princeton, and rare disease research at Pfizer. He would love a role as a laboratory researcher, clinical intern, or a medical assistant/physician shadow. William is based out of Northern VA but is flexible to remote work.

Sarah Francis

Sarah Francis (She/Her/Hers)

Nuclear Engineering

Sarah holds master’s degrees in business administration, library and information science, and physics. She has experience teaching college level physics and physical science courses and working as a children’s librarian. Sarah is looking for a role as a research scientist or data scientist; she is flexible to working remotely or relocating.

Ahmad Frost

Ahmad Frost (He/Him/His)

Business Administration

Ahmad is a 2020 graduate from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he has continued his education in studying the futures, stock, and options market. He would love a role as a trading assistant, investment associate, or asset management associate. Although he recently relocated to Chicago, IL, he is flexible to work elsewhere.

Erica Fuentes

Erica Fuentes (She/Her)

Network Engineer

My name is Erica, I am a network Engineering and security major. I’m expected to graduate June 2023. I would love jobs as a network tech or anything in the IT field.

Vincent Gabriel

Vincent Gabriel (he/him/his)

Biology of Global Health

Vince earned a BSc in Industrial and Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from American International College. He is currently working for Global Goods Express while pursuing an intensive professional doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California (USC).
Vince is interested in an administrative position or process development position. Yes, Vince is flexible to move for a good opportunity.

Edgar Galindo

Edgar Galindo (He/Him/His)


I am a recent college graduate with a B.A degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. I have experience with customer service bookkeeping and account reconciliation and looking for a role as a financial analyst or banking role.I am based in California Los Angeles but flexible to remote work.

Carlos Moncada Gonzalez

Carlos Moncada Gonzalez (He/Him/His)

Industrial Engineering

Carlos is an industrial engineering major at Florida State University, graduated in April 2022. He has experience in data engineering, data analysis, and apps developer. He would love a role as a data science, or data analyst. He is based out of Tallahassee, Fl but is flexible to relocate or remote work.

Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison (She/Her/Hers)


Jenn is an MBA student at MSU Denver, expected to graduate in December of 2022. She has experience in operations, management, and sales. She would love a role in sales management, operations, or management. She is based in Franktown, CO, and is flexible to remote work.

Antonio Hicks

Antonio Hicks (He)

Enviornmental Occupational Management/Reglatory Compliance

Hello, my name is Antonio Hicks. I reside in the Fayetteville, NC area since 2019. I’ve recently graduated and majored in Environmental Occupational Management / Regulatory Compliance Minor: Legal Studies at Methodist University. I’ve also earned a Master of Public Health at American Military University. In 2017 I retired from the US Army with 3X Deployments. I have experience in operating in high optempo environments. I’ve always been a mid level manager in control of operational assets such as Dangerous and hazardous goods. I have experience at certifying loads and plotting routes / alternate routes for travel. As a safety representative I also help teach, mentor and trained others on a safety first approach.
I was also assigned of company Truck, Tankers, Trailers, and I had my own Government Purchase Card for buying and tracking petroleum purchase.
As a safety first and people always type of person, I truly believe that by taking care of your workers they will taker of you. I love working within the regulatory and safety field,
keeping people safe is what I do best.

Laura Hobbs

Laura Hobbs (She/Her/Hers)


Laura Hobbs is a go getting scientist. She has experience in writing, research presentations and leadership. She would love to work in any research capacity. She is based out of Washington DC but is flexible with remote work

Sharteyana Jeffery

Sharteyana Jeffery (She/Her/hers)

Business Administration

I’m Sharteyana Jeffery. I have a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama in Business administration. I have experience in Accounting, International Teaching, Sales and Project Coordinations. I would love to have a role in Agile Scrum, Project Management and Business Analyst and/Or Finance Analyst. I am based in Atlanta, Ga but I’m flexible to relocate and/or work remotely.

Shara Kennedy

Shara Kennedy (She)


Shara Kennedy, global clinical researcher consultant. My experience is federal standard operating procedure, protocol and implementation.

Esha Khator

Esha Khator (she/her/hers)

Computer Science

Esha Khator is a Computer Science major and Studio Art minor at the University of Virginia, expected to graduate in May 2025. She has experience in graphic design, and programming in Java, C++, and HTML. She would love a role as a software developer or working on UI/UX with web and mobile app design. She is based in Centreville, VA but is flexible to remote work.

Jared Lee

Jared Lee (He/Him)

Management and Leadership

Jared graduated in April of 2022. He has a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. He is an Army veteran, is fluent in English and Spanish, and is based out of Salt Lake City, UT.

Esau Lolis

Esau Lolis (He/Him)


Esau Lolis is a June 2022 Graduate of the Wallace E. Boston College of Business Masters in Management Program. His research interests include how diversity, equity, and inclusion intersect with organizational management. His career has been primarily devoted to assisting government and non-profits in public affairs and journalism and is looking forward to transitioning to Human Resource roles involving labor law and other workplace legal compliance issues. Esau is based out of Jacksonville, Florida but is flexible to remote work and relocation.

Khalad Mahabub

Khalad Mahabub (HE)

Information Technology

My major is Information Technology and I recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2022. I am looking for a full-time position in the IT field like QA Software Testing and IT Help Desk Specialist. I have a good experience with programming and technical skills. Moreover, I am available to move anywhere who is hiring for these career.

Nelson Natanael Maldonado

Nelson Natanael Maldonado (He/Him/His)

Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering

Nelson Natanael is a electrical engineering, out of the University of Puerto Rico (PR), Mayaguez Campus, graduated for the masters of science (MS) degree in June 2020. He has experience in information tecnology (IT) and engineering support, research, design and testing, etc. He would love a role/possition in the design and testing aspect of engneering, or field engineering area, etc. He is based out of Mayaguez, PR but is willing to be relocated to where the role is needed.

Tajaric McGee

Tajaric McGee (He/Him/His)

Information Systems

Tajaric is an Air Force veteran and recent Decemeber 2021 graduate that majored in Information Systems. He has experience in level 2 help desk and desktop support. He lives in New Braunfels, TX.

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer (He/Him/His)

Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Mike is a computer networks and cybersecurity graduate (Dec 2021), with honors, from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He has a diverse amount of experience in various security disciplines, i.e. from his time in the military, which compliments his shift toward the cybersecurity industry. He would love a role as a SOC, cyber, or security analyst, or other similar position. He is based out of Edmond, OK but is flexible to remote work and opportunities.

Derrick Middleton

Derrick Middleton (He/Him/His)

Human Rights

Derrick has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in the Study of the Americas with a concentration in Human Rights & Film. He has extensive experience producing creative content in documentary filmmaking, performance art, and community activism. He is seeking a position in public relations, or as a media content creator for an arts center or corporation.

Cameron Moore

Cameron Moore (He/Him/His)

Video Game Development/Computer Science Concentration

I am a video game development major at St. Edward’s University, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree on May,2021. I have experience in the Unity Engine, C#, and C++. I would love a role as a software engineer, unity programmer, or video game programmer. I am based out of Houston, TX but is flexible to remote work.

Yeidymar Sierra Moya

Yeidymar Sierra Moya (she/her)

Plant pathology

Yeidymar is a Microbiologist with a strong research scientific background, and currently pursuing an MS in Plant pathology with expected graduation in December 2022. She has experience in cross-cultural communication, with strong attention to detail and process improvement. Interested in joining a team that supports cultural diversity and promotes effective communication between employees across the business. She is seeking a position where she can use her knowledge and expertise, and proactively challenge herself to expand her horizons, enrich her experiences, and advance her career as a professional. She is based out of Minnesota but is open to relocating.

Sydney Nguyen

Sydney Nguyen (she/her)

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Sydney is a Psychological and Brain Sciences major at the University of California, Santa Barbara, expected to graduate in June 2023. She has experience in non-profit research, hospitality, and social media outreach. She intends to gain further experience as a digital media strategist, UI/UX intern, email marketing intern, or any related role in order to develop upon her career skill stack. She is based out of Santa Barbara, California, but is open to remote work or relocation after graduation.

Mohammed Omara

Mohammed Omara (He/him/his)


Mohammed is a law student at the University of Toledo and has an MBA and a Bachelor in Business Administration. He has worked internationally in Dubai. He is based out of Ohio but is willing to relocate and/or work remotely.

Marisa Parker

Marisa Parker (she/her/hers)

political science (public policy concentration)

Marisa is a master’s student in political science with a concentration in public policy at Northeastern University. She is expected to graduate in May 2023. She has a background in the fields of marketing and communications. After graduating from her master’s program, Marisa would like to pursue a role in management consulting or financial services.

William Procter

William Procter (he/him/his)

Economics and Geography double major

William is a economics and geography double major at Middlebury College (VT), expected to graduate in May 2024. He has experience in data analysis, geospatial analysis, coastal geology/climate change adaptation, and customer service in the leisure industry. He is interested in internship roles in business strategy, data analytics, and customer success, particularly pertaining to the transportation, boating, and airline industries. He is based out of Boston, MA but is open to remote work.

Philip Robertson

Philip Robertson (He/Him/His)

Information Technology/Cybersecurity

Philip is an Information Technology/Cybersecurity major at Capella University with an expected graduation date in December 2023. He has experience managing IT Audits, leading IT organizations, managing Enterprise Security Programs, and leading diverse people with varying skill sets. Philip would love a leadership role in IT or Cybersecurity, or as an instructor/trainer in either. He is fully vaccinated and based out of Atlanta, GA. Philip is flexible to work on premise, remote, or hybrid work structures and is open to assignments in New York City on a 2-on, 3-off hybrid model. Additionally, he is open to domestic and international travel.

Edgar Rodriguez

Edgar Rodriguez (He/Him/His)

Electrical Engineering

Edgar Rodriguez is an electrical engineering major with a concentration in computer engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in May 2021. He has experience with embedded systems, analog circuits, digital systems, and software engineering, and he would love a role as a software engineer, digital design engineer, hardware design engineer, or validation design engineer. He is based out of El Paso, TX but is flexible for remote work and relocation.

Kevin Rountree

Kevin Rountree (He/him/hus)


I currently work for Allegheny health network. I’m a Patient Access Director. I been in health care for over eight years. I have my Bachelors and masters degree in business administration. I’m currently going to school to obtain my PHD in accounting. I’m a United States Navy veteran.

Dallin Smuin

Dallin Smuin (He/Him/His)

Business Management

My name is Dallin Smuin majoring in business management at Rochester Institute of Technology, expecting to graduate fall 2022 with a BS degree. I have AAS degree in Computer Science and a AAS in business administration. I have experience with coding, digital marketing, content creator, entrepreneur and team working. I’d love to expand my knowledge with business and learn the possibilities in the work industries. I’m currently in Utah for the summer. Will be back in Rochester NY in the fall. I’m flex able to work remote or in person.

Adam Starr

Adam Starr (He/Him/His)


I am a mathematics major at The College of New Jersey, expected to graduate in May 2024. I have basic experience in Java, SAS, and Microsoft Excel. I am seeking actuarial internships, and eventually want to become an actuary. I am from East Brunswick, NJ, and can work with either in-person, remote, or hybrid roles.

Alan Sydel

Alan Sydel (He/Him/His)

Sports Communication

Alan earned his BA in Sports Communication June 2022 from DePaul University. He is pursuing a career in media, management and the communication industry where he can utilize his diverse skills in marketing and customer service. He has experience in creating sports sponsorship projects, DEI presentations, and created content for Radio DePaul Sports show. Alan is personable and reliable, he possess a strong work ethic. He is based out of Chicago, IL. however, is flexible for relocation/remote work.

Nathanael Thomas

Nathanael Thomas (He/Him/His They/Them/Theirs)

undergraduate degrees Dual Degree in Computer Engineering and Public Policy, a Double Major in International & Global Studies graduate degrees; in Cybersecurity, Project Management, Technology Entrepreneurship, & Professional Studies

Nathanael has 7 years of experience in Technology and Innovation and has obtained his undergraduate degrees; dual-focused in Computer Engineering and Public Policy, a double major in International & Global Studies. As well as his graduate degrees; in Cybersecurity, Project Management, Technology Entrepreneurship, & Professional Studies all from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has experience leading global engineering teams and projects with a specific focus in Software Engineering, Information Technology, and Geographic Information Systems. He would love a role as a Software Engineer, Technical Project Manager, and Venture Architect. He is currently based out of New York and Washington DC areas but is open to relocation and/or remote work.

Alexander Thymmons

Alexander Thymmons (He/Him/His or They/Them/Theirs)


Alexander is a senior management professional that is expected to receive their MBA from Saint Joseph’s University in May of 2022. They have extensive experience in operations, marketing, data science and coaching. They are based out of Lexington, Virginia, but flexible to remote work.

Justin Tift

Justin Tift (He/Him/His)

Health Science

My name is Justin I graduated from Clayton State University May 2020, with a Bachelors of Science majoring in Healthcare Management. I have experience processing loans, customer service skills, a good team-worker, administrative work, and leadership skills. I am based out of Atlanta, GA, but I am flexible to relocate or work remote.

Ranganath Venkataramanan.

Ranganath Venkataramanan (He/Him/His)


Cybersecurity Major at Lonestar College, Houston TX, expected to graduate in May 2023. Have a clear understanding of Enterprise Networking, Switching & Routing, Ethical Hacking, Data Security and looking for a role as a Cybersecurity Analyst. Based in Houston, TX open to relocate or remote work

Andrea Vergnaud

Andrea Vergnaud (She/Her/Hers)

Global Studies/ Spanish

Andrea Vergnaud is a global studies major at California University of Pennsylvania. She is expected to graduate in December of 2022. She has a certificate in Spanish for business as well as a minor. She hopes to work for tech companies. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA but is flexible to work remote

Leeahnn Victorio

Leeahnn Victorio (She/her/hers)

BFA graphic design

Recent graphic design graduate from Portland state university. Has experience on accessibility and UI/UX

Maxwell Wang

Maxwell Wang (He/Him/His)

Computer Science B.S. with a Concentration in Artificial Intelligence

Maxwell is a computer science major at the University of Delaware, expected to graduate in May 2024. He has experience in programming languages such as C++, Java, Typescript, React, C, and Python. He would like to become a web developer, user interface designer, or artificial intelligence engineer in the future. He is based out of Newark, DE but is flexible to work around the globe.

Amanda Wittenstein

Amanda Wittenstein (She/her)


Amanda recently graduated from university with honors in Information Technology, Cybersecurity from Western Governors University in March 2022. She has acquired many technical-based certificates including ISC2 SSCP, CompTia SSCP, Security+, Network+, A+, Project+, ITIL Foundations, and more. She lives in Austin, Texas and is open for remote work, but is willing to relocate for the right opportunity.

Sida Zheng

Sida Zheng (She/Her/Hers)

Human Resources

Sida is an senior at Rutgers University majoring in Human Resources Management with expected graduation on August . She has experience in the pharmaceutical industry as an Talent Acquisition Specialist. She would love a role as a Human Resources Coordinator, Talent Acquisiton Specialist, Training and development coordinator.