The Commission for Disability Advocate Award honors a faculty or staff member who is a champion for support and recognition of people with disabilities.
Sarah Boggess works as a research coordinator in the Entomology and Plant Pathology department and serves on its diversity and inclusion committee. Through these avenues she has been able to advocate for disability rights and awareness, one of her true passions.
What does being a Volunteer mean to you? How has UT empowered you to make a difference in a way you might not have imagined elsewhere?
Being a Vol means being able to enact change in a broader community. Being a Vol empowers you to be able to make changes that can affect generations in the future. I hope to continue with disability advocacy to make our university and world more universally accessible.