Eliza Young is student at Oberlin College majoring psychology and minoring in: Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; English; Peace and Conflict Studies; and Cognitive Science. Eliza was diagnosed with Convergence Insufficiency and ADD in second grade when she was having trouble learning to read. Eliza earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, in high school when she raised awareness for Convergence Insufficiency, a learning disability that affects 1/20 students but is not widely known. She created a website and an online community for people with CI to connect and share resources on Facebook. Eliza is also a co-founder and current chair of Obility, Oberlin’s Disability Advocacy and Solidarity Organization, where she leads events and workshops—with a particular focus on student advocacy.
Eliza’s interests include reading audiobooks, singing, guitar, movies, paleontology, working with kids, and baking. She designed and taught BakeCo, an Oberlin experimental college class about the science behind baking. Eliza is a certified mediator trained in conflict resolution with a social justice focus and teaches active listening skills to students in Peer Helping courses at Oberlin.