Sarah Watkins, pro bono team

sarah watkins bio pic for vr websiteSarah comes to this project with more than a decade of experience as a disability rights activist and a passion for connecting the dots between injustices faced by people with disabilities and immigrants. She is particularly disturbed by parallels between the unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities and the indefinite detainment of asylum-seeking women and children.

Sarah serves on the board of directors for Community Now!, a statewide group working to expand home and community-based supports for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to disability rights work, she has volunteered extensively as an ESL instructor and worked with immigrant and refugee families adjusting to life in Central Texas.