Sharing her story and sharing resources are both very important to Anjali. While nearly everything she does is some kind of outreach, Anjali focuses her efforts especially toward young people with disabilities and raising awareness of all. Interested in having Anjali come speak at one of your events? If you are interested in meeting her in person and hearing her incredible story, please contact us so that we can discuss and plan accordingly. We look forward to hearing from you!
In her current role, Anjali is focused on national outreach related to disability and rehabilitation research. Also in national service, Anjali has served on the boards of directors of several organizations, including Move United (formerly Disabled Sports USA) and the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association (formerly Transverse Myelitis Association) as well as on editorial boards for various academic journals. Anjali has a long track record of public speaking at colleges and secondary schools, professional conferences, corporate events and more.
With her international work, the word ambassador has taken on new meaning for Anjali. She considers herself very fortunate to be able to represent the USA as a Paralympic athlete in both the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. With her extensive experience as a volunteer and organizer, and her academic training in science and education, Anjali has much to offer any organization or group fortunate enough to share time with her.
Anjali tries to learn about the structure of the organizations she visits and give advice. Sometimes international aid comes in the form of an attempt to play the expert and solve all problems, and then leave-- that is not sustainable. Anjali uses her enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge to be a catalyst, and to guide, not tell.
While not always able to take the time to visit a school or group just anywhere in the United States, Anjali is often able to help connect people to other remarkable disabled individuals, athletes and resources.