The Cody Unser First Step Foundation
Albuquerque, New Mexico – United States
Currently 32 years old, Cody has become a leading advocate for people living with disabilities and spends much of her time traveling across the country to deliver keynote speeches, attend medical symposia and help other grassroots organizations that have similar missions. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands in California where she created her own degree called Biopolitics: The Interconnection Between Biology and Political Action in Human Health. She received her masters in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Policy at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She currently writes as a patient advocate for US News and World Report about everything she experiences relating to having a disability and navigating the world. She is passionate about the health care of women with disabilities which includes their sexual and reproductive health. She presented the issues they face at the national conference of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as been taking this presentation tour to different OBGYN Grand Rounds around the country. Cody is a philanthropist, lobbyist, advocate, writer, speaker, certified Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation peer mentor, adaptive scuba ambassador for the largest scuba diving agency PADI, and hopes to make an impact for people with disabilities. Maybe a PhD in Disability Studies is in her near future. Cody was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.
Tuesday, November 5
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM