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2023 Commission for Disability Advocate Award

The Commission for Disability Advocate Award honors a faculty or staff member who is a champion for support and recognition of people with disabilities.

Kimberly Mitchell

Kimberly Mitchell

Kimberly Mitchell is an assistant professor of graphic design. Her research focuses on understanding and improving experiences that support the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, particularly among older adults and people with disabilities. She helps her community by creating accessible experiences and connecting vulnerable populations to assistive services.

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?

“I learned to build my social capital through the Community Engagement Academy. Through this experience, I realized that in order to make necessary connections within my community, cultural competence and humility are necessary—and that being a Volunteer means we need to get out into the community and put our words and name into action.”