November 5, 2013: Opportunities to lead

Today I am very grateful that I have had the amazing experiences I have with student organizations and the opportunity to be part of a professional committee. I have been President this Fall semester and will continue to be this Spring semester of North Texas Rehabilitation Association. I have had the opportunity to lead a lot of great events and work with an amazing board and membership to advocate for individuals with disabilities. These opportunities have shaped my leadership skills, my public speaking skills, and my event planning skills, three skills that will definitely better me in my future career. I am very thankful for these opportunities, even when they make my life a little more hectic when I have a lot of school obligations.

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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