Rebecca Dosch Brown
- Program and Data Coordinator, Minnesota LEND
- Education Specialist 2
Rebecca Dosch Brown serves as the MNLEND (Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) Program and Data Coordinator, under an Education Specialist 2 title. MNLEND is a year-long interdisciplinary leadership training program spanning 18+ disciplines and is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. She provides MNLEND its day-to-day and big picture operational, technical, reportorial, financial, and editorial management, execution, and coordination.
Rebecca also contributes to other Institute on Community Integration (ICI) community and research-based projects located in the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL) as an editor, author, and committee member of the ICI's Changing Landscapes (art shows) and the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee. She also supported the writing of and now the operation of a 2018-19 AUCD Diversity Fellowship which will award two stipends to 2 Fellows from underrepresented racial/ethnic/linguistic/disability backgrounds to support a year-long community-based leadership development project to reduce systemic barriers faced by people with disabilities and their families within a partnering community-based organization.
Her work background spans teaching, research, advising, editing, and writing in the areas of disability history, societal inclusion, culturally-responsive education, indigenous rights, secondary and post-secondary education, creative thinking skills, the visual arts, literature, creative writing, and grassroots community organizing. She is currently a PhD student in the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School in Public Affairs, with a focus on disability policy.