The MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is proud to welcome Kiersten Manos as an Ability Access Specialist for Chronic Health students and staff. She joined our staff in the fall of 2021 assisting with the Stern Tutoring and Alternative Techniques for Education (STATE) Program where she provided one-on-one coaching to students with learning disabilities. During this time, Kiersten also collaborated with RCPD staff to help with UGS 110, a 1-credit course for first year students, with a focus on areas of health, wellness, and resilience programming. In March 2022, Kiersten started serving as an interim chronic health ability access specialist. Prior to joining Team RCPD, Kiersten graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Cleary University and her master’s degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University’s Global Campus. From her past experience in special education, she brings a passion for being caring and inclusive in her work and daily life.
When asked what her favorite quote is she responded with a quote from her ninth-grade biology teacher, “You can achieve anything you want to, but for some, it may take long”. Furthermore, her favorite book is Who Moved MY Cheese? by Spencer Johnson. She enjoys the underlying message about having “a positive outlook on change because things in life are going to change, and those who are more adaptable and anticipate the change will adjust easier and will be happier. The sooner one lets go of the old cheese, the sooner you can enjoy the new cheese.”
Outside of work, Kiersten enjoys salsa and ballet dancing. Her favorite music is 80s music because it makes her nostalgic of good childhood memories. Welcome to RCPD, Kiersten!