Young Adult Leadership Council

Julia Nessman

Julia Nessman is a rising senior at Bryn Mawr College. She is studying anthropology, biology, and health studies and plans to pursue a Master of Public Health degree after graduation. At Bryn Mawr, she is the president of EnAble, an on-campus student group dedicated to ensuring accessibility and support for students with disabilities. Additionally, she has volunteered and interned with institutions and organizations, including Sibley Memorial Hospital, ACLAMO Family Center, and Iona Senior Services. This summer, she is an intern at Active Minds, an organization that promotes mental health awareness for college students.

Julia is from Washington, D.C., where she attended public schools through eighth grade. As a child with various learning differences, it required a great deal of hard work, resilience, and parental support for her to succeed academically. Julia is excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to improving U.S. education systems for students with learning disabilities

From the policy blog

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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