In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of State asked exchange alumni to reflect on what ADA means to them. Global UGRAD alumnus Irina Andreeva submitted the winning essay; she speaks about what inspires in the video below.
#MyADAessay contest winner & @GlobalUGRADWL alumna Irina Andreeva ??
✍️ "She proved to me that a disability cannot prevent people from following their dreams. I know her very well because this girl is me!" #AccessForAll @CultureAtState @GaelynnLea pic.twitter.com/x0Y6BZgpG2
— Exchange Programs (@ECAatState) August 31, 2020