Rachita is the Policy Associate at AAPD. Her work centers around developing AAPD’s stances on issue areas and forwarding AAPD’s mission through its policy work.
Her goals are to make disability policy a prominent aspect of politics that both disabled and nondisabled people pay more attention to and also to ensure that people with disabilities are not treated as second-class citizens. She got her B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University. She has been a part of various professional fields, from interning on Capitol Hill, to working as an assistant paralegal in a law firm, to being a project assistant at Howard University.
Her introduction to disability rights and AAPD came from a summer internship with AAPD through the Google Policy Fellowship program. The disability community at large is not part of the majority of the population’s general knowledge and political awareness and Rachita hopes to help change that.