MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities recently welcomed Jessica Lutz to team RCPD in July 2022 as an Ability Access Specialist for students and staff with neurodivergence. In 2013, Jessica graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor of Arts and in 2015 from the University of Toledo with a Master’s in Special Education. Before joining Team RCPD, Jessica worked as a special education teacher in K-12 school settings. From her previous work, she brings her enthusiasm for education and a passion for accessibility to all at Michigan State University!
When asked for the best piece of advice she had been given she said, “I think the best piece of advice I have been given comes from my mom! When I was a teenager, she told me something along the lines of “No one else is inside your head, you have to tell people what you are thinking and what you want.” I think back to this advice often, especially when it comes to advocating for myself professionally or even personally, but especially when it comes to advocating for students or advising them on how to advocate for themselves. Advocating for yourself can be scary, and I think this simple advice really puts it into perspective.”
An unknown fact about Jessica is that she is good at keeping her houseplants alive! She loves how they make the “space feel peaceful and bring the outside in.” Welcome to RCPD, Jessica! We are excited to have you on the team!