50th Anniversary Spotlight on Amanda Corbin

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To me, HDI means helping people. When my nine-year-old was asked what his mom’s job was, he said, “She helps people with disabilities.” That’s what HDI does, and I feel fortunate to be a part of the work happening here.
Amanda Corbin – Data Support Specialist

How did you come to know HDI?
While working on my master’s at UK, I came across a temporary position at HDI.

How long have you been at HDI and what is your role?
I started in January of 2017 as a temporary employee in the Evaluation Unit, and was hired in September of that year as a data support specialist.

During your time at HDI, of which accomplishments are you most proud?
From writing an advocacy op-ed, to researching the employment needs of individuals with disabilities, to facilitating a community conversation simultaneously in Lexington, Murray, and Morehead via video conference, I’m proud to support the work of a number of different projects across HDI.

Please share a fun or fond moment you had with HDI?
I recently participated in StoryCorps training and was touched by the interviews with young people with disabilities. Sharing personal stories is so powerful, and I can’t wait to hear what stories are out there waiting to be heard!

What do you think the future holds for HDI?
I think HDI will continue to expand its reach and make an even larger impact on the lives of people with disabilities.

Do you have any advice for current and future staff and students at HDI?
There is so much expertise and so much passion at HDI! Reach out to your colleagues to learn as much as you can.