Emma Barbato

A photo of Emma Barbato, Project HEAL trainee

Trainee, Fall 2020
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Emma Barbato is a second-year law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and her master’s degree in special education from Notre Dame Maryland University. She has a passion for expanding inclusivity and opportunities for students with disabilities.

After graduating from law school, she wants to pursue a career in health law to advocate for policy that expands the rights and access of the disability community. At Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law), she is looking forward to developing her legal research skills, client advocacy skills and legal writing skills, as well as working with the families of Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Annie Carver

A photo of Annie Carver, Project HEAL trainee
 

Trainee, Fall 2020
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Annie Carver is a second-year law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Rochester, and majored in political science and English.

She is particularly passionate about disability rights and wants to do some form of disability advocacy after law school.

At Project HEAL, she is looking forward to learning more about special education law and developing her legal research and writing skills.

Jilliane Crescenzi

A photo of Jilliane Crescenzi, Project HEAL trainee
 

Trainee, Fall 2020
University of Baltimore School of Law

Jillianne Crescenzi is a second-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law with an interest in education law. This interest developed in her prior work experience in public schools, where she learned about the unique educational and social challenges children with disabilities experience daily. She also worked as a children’s librarian at Howard County Library System, where she planned STEM, social skills, and girl power classes. Following a summer internship with Disability Rights Maryland, she is interning with Project HEAL this fall to learn more about the substantive legal challenges students with disabilities face in Maryland. Jillianne is an active volunteer, both in the community and at University of Baltimore School of Law.

As a lifelong advocate, her career goals include advocating for better health and education policies that will remove systemic barriers that keep children with disabilities from accessing the same benefits that other children receive. She believes it is not enough to have a system that keeps children from failing, and that systems must be intentionally designed for all students to succeed.   

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