Trainee Spotlight: Mark Samudre


Research Assistant and Graduate Certificate Student, Mark Sumadre started his professional career as a Special Education Teacher at the elementary level. In the coming years he began to entertain the possibility of pursuing his Ph.D. in Special Education but felt he needed to stretch his scope beyond the educational context.  So, he decided to apply for the graduate certificate in Developmental Disabilities. As an RA for the Quality of Life project, he surveys individuals who are currently looking to transition into the community. The survey addresses areas that are paramount to a certain level of quality of life. Serving as both a certificate student and research assistant has helped him gain a broader perspective of what we’ve done, what we are currently doing, and where we have yet to go in the field of disabilities. Continue reading