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Hello! Nice to meet you! I’m Andrea Shettle. I work for MNIDC, Mill Neck International Deaf Center. What do I do? I collect and share information for you to learn about topics such as how to advocate for deaf rights, how to teach deaf children, how to search and find funding, and more topics. Also I want your stories and your ideas to be shared too. Sharing, exchanging and collaborating. I’m excited and looking forward to seeing your stories!!!
Andrea Shettle is the Content Specialist at Mill Neck International (MNI) and is responsible for finding and curating content for MNI’s Resource Center. She brings to MNI her passion for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge about Deaf and disability rights. She believes the right knowledge in the hands of leaders who are Deaf, Deafblind, or Deaf with disabilities can transform society. Andrea has two master’s degrees from Gallaudet University: the first was in social work (MSW) in 2000, the second was in International Development (MA) in 2009. Prior to joining the MNI team, Andrea acquired 25 years of professional experience. This has included writing news and feature stories for various Gallaudet publications, speeches for the president of the World Bank, website content, grant proposals, grant reports, and more. During her 8-year tenure as a Program Manager at the U.S. International Council on Disabilities, she coordinated the Global Disability Rights Library project, which disseminated off-line digital libraries to 60 organizations in 12 countries. She also coordinated USICD’s internship program for youth with disabilities aspiring to internationally oriented careers, assisted with developing the on-line RightsNow! resource center, and provided training on disability inclusion in the full international development project cycle and in the workplace.