Extension Program Coordinator (Career Coach), Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 251 DHSP
Jordyn Jensen currently serves as the career coach for the 'Model Comprehensive Transition and Post-Secondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities' (TPSID) grant, which funds the UIC Co-Operative Career Experience Certificate Program (2020-2025).
Before her current role at UIC, Jordyn worked at the Texas Center for Disability Studies (TCDS) at The University of Texas at Austin. At TCDS, she worked with the E4Texas program, a postsecondary education (PSE) program for students with disabilities. Along with two other TCDS staff, she started a project: Student Diversity Impact Training, to assist faculty in creating more accessible courses. This online training was designed to shift perspectives about disability and accommodations, as well as teach accessibility and universal design principles. Her master's critical disability studies portfolio focuses on self-determination in PSE programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her research interests also include sexual violence awareness and prevention, chronic illness and disability, disability studies in special education, and community and social inclusion.
M.Ed., Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2021
Master's Critical Disability Studies Portfolio: "Self-Determination in Post-Secondary Programs for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities"
Advisor: Nick Winges-Yanez, Ph.D., LMSW, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Texas Center for Disability Studies through the Steve Hicks School of Social Work
B.S., Applied Learning and Development, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020