Jen Andrew joined Disability Rights North Carolina in June 2022 as the communications coordinator. She has over 15 years of experience advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, education justice, and racial equity. Her background includes work in philanthropy, community organizing, public libraries, and healthcare. Her passion for disability rights comes from both her lived experience with a disability, and social justice work, where advocacy efforts can exclude disabled individuals. Jen believes as Audre Lorde said “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” This sentiment informs her work and world view. Jen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology from West Virginia University. She is an avid reader, an Emergent Strategy enthusiast, and a peer supporter for Autistic individuals, especially those diagnosed later in life. Jen enjoys traveling across North Carolina and beyond and she and her family have lived in Cary since 1998.
Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.