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Patricia Walsh

Access to Advancement

An Audio Exploration of the National Effort to Increase the Role of Women with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Part 2

Patricia Walsh

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Patricia Walsh is a full-time program manager at Microsoft. She runs marathons, volunteers for a number of causes, and has an active social life. However, there was a time during college when things didn't go quite so smoothly for her. Patricia struggled with her grades and confidence until she worked with Dr. John Gardner, who is known for making technology accessible to people with visual impairments. Dr. Gardner was a role model to Patricia and introduced her to the AccessSTEM program. Patricia credits Dr. Gardner and AccessSTEM with helping her to get to where she is today.

To learn more about AccessSTEM, listen to the Part 1 story, DO-IT and AccessSTEM Improve Transitions to STEM Education and Careers.


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