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Committees

NABS committees are a great opportunity to become involved in a variety of initiatives and gain invaluable leadership skills. Members may become involved at a level which feels comfortable. Each committee focuses on specific aspects of the work of our organization. Please find details about each of our 2022-2023 committees below, including a brief description, a meeting time, and a committee chair email. 

All committee meetings take place in the NABS Zoom room or by phone at (646) 876-9923,,4678833687#. 

Content Creation Committee

Meetings: Meetings are on the second Sunday of the month at 8:00 PM eastern.

In a world of digital communication, it is more important than ever that blind students have a creative outlet to document our authentic stories. As part of this committee, you will capture voices nationwide through initiatives such as the NABS NOW Podcast and Student Slate, and ultimately produce long lasting resources for our community and beyond.

Chair: Kinshuk Tella
Email: Kinshuk.tella@gmail.com
Co-Chairs: Sara Luna, Seyoon Choi, and Z’leah Liburd 

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Fundraising Committee

Meetings: Meetings are on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM eastern.

Have you ever had a NABS Representative come to your state convention, attended a regional seminar, or attended Washington Seminar on a scholarship? By joining this committee, you are helping to raise funds to support our members and make these opportunities and more possible. From trivia nights to auctions to walk-a-thons—our Fundraising team is always coming up with creative ways to help our organization thrive financially.

Chair: Hunter Kuester

Email: hunterkuester2@gmail.com Co-Chairs: Christine Coply, Elizabeth Rouse, and Josh Olukanni Monthly Committee Call: 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00pm ET. Have you ever had a NABS Representative come to your state convention, attended a regional seminar, or attended Washington Seminar on a scholarship? By joining this committee, you are helping to raise funds to support our members and make these opportunities and more possible. From trivia nights to auctions to walk-a-thons—our Fundraising team is always coming up with creative ways to help our organization thrive financially.

Chair: Hunter Kuester Email: hunterkuester2@gmail.com

Co-Chairs: Christine Coply, Elizabeth Rouse, and Joshua Olukanni

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Legislative and Self Advocacy Committee

Meetings: Meetings are on the third Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM Eastern.

Are you passionate about advocating for the rights of all blind students? Does the prospect of learning how to advocate for yourself and others excite you?

Make your voice heard by joining this committee focused on advocating for the rights of blind students on an individual, state, and national level.

Chair: Manahil Jafri
Email: manahiljafri@gmail.com
Co-Chairs: Aida Talic, Kyle Garcia, and Justin Salisbury 
 

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Membership Committee

Meetings: Meetings are on the second Sunday of each month at 8:00 PM Eastern.

What does it mean to be an active member in our NABS family? How can we best welcome new members to our organization and stay connected with existing ones?
Whether through calls, social media efforts, external partnerships, or mentorship, this committee is focused on sharing the love and resources of our NABS community far and wide.

 

Chair: Gene Kim
Email: gene.sh.kim@gmail.com
Co-Chairs: Lina Howard, Isabel Rosario, and Tim Olukanni 

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