Jessica Pelton

"You have to try, you have to speak up, you have to use your voice. And know that you matter, your voice matters, your opinion matters, and you just gotta go for it."

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Jessica Pelton, 2021 CEW+ Scholar and President of the CEW+ Student Parent Advisory Board. In this episode, Jessica talks about her research and personal experiences with how children with disabilities are handling the pandemic and shares how she advocates for her daughter and others. Make sure to listen to the end to hear her talk about her own journey to finding her voice and then using it to help make change at U-M.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of change. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change, to hear personal and professional stories of strength and growth. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people.

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