Bridget Silvert is a senior at Mercer University, double majoring in psychology and history. After being diagnosed with dyslexia at age 8, she was placed in Woodward Academy’s Transition Program, a program for children with mild learning disabilities but above-average intelligence. During her time there, she discovered the intelligence and gifts that lie within her and within others who have learning disabilities. Her passion for advocacy led her to apply to PhD programs in psychology, as well as to NCLD’s Young Adults Leadership Council. She is eager to share how dyslexia has impacted her life and wants to have the opportunity to receive the top education on learning disabilities and then give back to the learning disabled community. Outside of school, she enjoys horseback riding, singing in choirs, reading, and taking long walks with her dog.
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