tags: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) recently welcomed several new trainees for the 2018–2019 school year. While we are currently in the process of accepting additional students from various universities, these talented students are already beginning to make their mark.

Please help us welcome:

Teresa Herbert, a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Herbert has extensive experience supporting individuals with disabilities through her work with various Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration agencies. Her MCDD project will explore her personal experience with disability as a factor in pursuing a career in the field. Fun Fact: Herbert volunteers as an on-site builder for Habitat for Humanity.

Danielle Kim, a senior at Reservoir High School in Baltimore. At MCDD, she is researching social and recreational supports for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Fun fact: Kim is active in her school’s symphonic and marching bands, and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Ndeye Ndiaye, a graduate student studying biochemistry and molecular biology at  John Hopkins University. Ndiaye is a recipient of a grant from the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Johns Hopkins, and has research experience in neurological disorders and behavioral and social interaction studies of children with autism. Fun fact: Ndiaye is fluent in French and proficient in Chinese.

Anjuli Rajprasad, a graduate student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is looking forward to working with Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, as she’s been interested in the program for some time. Rajprasad has a strong background in health systems and security, and is highly involved with serving as a school ambassador in programs related to her studies. Fun facts: Rajprasad has served as a mentor to young children in Mumbai, India, and has contributed to best-selling inspirational book series “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”