Darlene Bertil

My name is Darlene Bertil and I’m from Haiti. I’ve been in the U.S. for three years. I was the assistant bartender at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince and had just started my shift when the earthquake happened on January 12th, 2010. The whole building collapsed and...

David Sitt

My name is David Sitt. I have the gift of ADHD. Some people only see the challenges that come with ADHD, saying: “It’s such a burden.” It certainly can be. However, there are many ways ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity...

George Vega

My name is George Vega. I’m getting my Masters in mental health counseling, and hope to go on to a Ph.D. My plan is to work for the Veterans Administration, with returning combat veterans. I’m working there now. I have spinal muscular dystrophy — atrophying the muscle...

Julie Culley

My name is Julie Culley. I started here as a student at Baruch, and now I work I work in the Bursar’s office, helping students with tuition, refunds, and multitude of other problems not Bursar-related. My primary disability is Multiple Sclerosis — MS. I walk like I’m...

Alex Elegudin

My name is Alex Elegudin. I run Wheeling Forward, an organization that empowers people with disabilities to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. Our organization is unique in that we take on some of the most challenging and underserved areas of need in the...

Karen Gourgey

My name is Karen Gourgey. I’m the Director of the Computer Center for Visually-Impaired People at Baruch College, City University of New York. As a child, I would do anything; people didn’t really try to stop me too much. At age five, I called Sky Coach Airlines to...