Josephine Olson

Josephine Olson, from Winnetka, Illinois, is a senior at Boston University, majoring in American studies and minoring in Deaf studies (American Sign Language). She plans to eventually go to law school and specialize in disability/accommodation law. As a student with dyslexia and a working memory deficiency, Josephine found that accommodations allowed her to demonstrate her intelligence and succeed in school. She wants to use policy and legislation to assist other LD students in receiving the accommodations and tools they deserve to reach their full potential in life. When she’s not studying, Josephine is often rowing on the Charles River with BU’s Division 1 rowing team. She is honored to be part of NCLD’s Young Adults Leadership Council, and especially looks forward to connecting and working with other students who see their learning disability as an advantage in life. She also hopes to use this opportunity to inspire others to realize that their learning disability is separate from their intelligence and does not limit what they can accomplish.

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