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 Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Welcome, Kasey Markoski!

Portrait of Kasey Markoski

The NRTC welcomes Kasey Markoski, Anne Sullivan Macy Scholar, as a graduate assistant during her doctoral studies at Mississippi State. This competitive program honors the remarkable contribution of Anne Sullivan Macy to the educational experience of Helen Keller by supporting the development of a promising scientist-practitioner whose research focuses on blindness and low vision.

A Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Literary Braille Transcriber, Kasey prides herself on continuing growth and development in this unique field. She earned her Master of Arts in Special Education with a specialization in orientation and mobility at California State University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education at Mississippi State. Prior professional experience includes providing assessment and instruction in orientation and mobility to individuals with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, serving in progressive leadership roles with non-profit organizations throughout Southern California, and advocating to address transportation accessibility needs for the blind and visually impaired.