Sandy Ho is a disabled community organizer, disability policy advocate, and resource mobilizer with a longstanding commitment to grassroots disability activism and advocacy. She is the founder of the Disability and Intersectionality Summit, a biennial national conference that uplifts and celebrates the lived experiences of disabled people of color. In 2021, Ho was a distinguished Longmore Lecturer with Ryan Easterly and Bridgit Antoinette Evans and in 2015, she was recognized as a White House “Champion of Change.” In 2022 Sandy received a Disability Futures Fellowship supported by Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior to her role in philanthropy, Sandy was a disability policy researcher at the Community Living Policy Center at Brandeis University where she coordinated disabled-led research to strengthen and improve practices to keep people with disabilities in the community. Sandy is also completing her Master in Public Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Currently, she is the director of the Disability Inclusion Fund at Borealis Philanthropy. She identifies as a disabled queer Asian American woman. You can follow her on twitter @NotYourAvgHo101
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