Class of 2020

This is a photo of Sandy Ho who is a short statured queer Asian American woman sitting in a power wheelchair. She is wearing a gray unbuttoned sweater, a blue and white striped shirt, maroon shoes, and red checkered pants. She has short dark hair and glasses.

Sandy Ho

Disability policy researcher and community organizer

“Mentoring to me means building a bridge to the future because it’s a way of supporting the ongoing disability community work. As a disabled person who is also a member of the ADA generation, it is also about being there for another disabled young person in a way I did not have a lot of access to or examples of growing-up. Particularly among marginalized disabled people of color, mentorship to me is about meaningfully building community in ways that celebrate and uplift one another.”

We are proud to induct Sandy Ho into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Sandy Ho is a disability policy researcher at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University. She is also the founder of the Disability & Intersectionality Summit. In 2015 she was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work in mentorship of young women with disabilities in Massachusetts. She identifies as a disabled queer Asian American woman.