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Class of 2024
EmpowHer Camp Mentors

Meet the women and people with disabilities currently serving as mentors for EmpowHer Camp!

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Mel
Mentor - New York

Mel works as a care coordinator and things that make her smile are animals, swimming, art, pop culture, gardening, outdoors, music, and roller coasters.

If she were an ice cream flavor she says she's a Neapolitian type of ice cream flavor because decisions are hard!

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Curran
Mentor - Georgia

Curran is the EmpowHer Camp Director for Disability EmpowHer Network and just loves Warm weather, traveling, animals, thrifting, live music, arts and crafts (pour painting), art (especially street art), and food and cooking.

If she were a flavor of ice cream, she says it would have to be Brown Butter Almond Brittle- some may think it's weird at first but once you try it, it's sweet, fun, and unexpectedly makes you smile with the surprise almond candies throughout and a nice balance of sweet and buttery.

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Erica
Mentor - New York

Erica is a graduate student studying disability studies and is currently an intern at a production company. In her free time she loves writing screenplays, ride her trike, running, and "watching too much TV"

If she were an ice cream flavor she says that her ice cream of choice would be mint chocolate chip because it's a classic, but it's also divisive. Some people love it, some people hate it, but it doesn't change.

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Allison
Mentor - New York

Allison is a lawyer for Human Rights and loves sports, traveling, hanging out with her pets, and gardening. 

If she were an ice cream flavor, it would have to be peanut butter cup. Her reasoning is that she enjoys having different interests that can work together in unique and creative ways, just like how the ice cream flavor works together!

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Katie
Mentor - Ohio

Katie works as the Conda Family Manager of Access Initiatives at the Toledo Museum of Art and loves to enjoy all things arty as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends, including her service dog Petunia. 

If she were an icecream flavor, she thinks that she would be Chocolate chip cookie dough because there's something unexpected and a bit of a rule-breaker about it. 

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Sophie
Mentor - Maine

Sophie is the Director of Programs for Disability EmpowHer Network and enjoys watching dramas, riding her bike, and spending time with her wonderful dogs.

If she were an ice cream flavor she is very adament about being Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Therapy, her reasoning being she just wants people to be content with life but also likes to include a bit of the unexpected like chocolate pudding ice cream.

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Cheyenne
Mentor - California

Cheyenne works as an actress and loves diamond painting, thrifting, and playing with her dog.

If she were an ice cream flavor she says she's a Lights, Caramel, Action! By Ben & Jerry type of person because she is an actor, caramel is basically the color of her skin, and loves everything in that ice cream flavor. 

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Lilian
Mentor - Maryland

Lilian works as an artist and entrepreneur and enjoys cooking, pin collecting, watching nerdy movies, and hanging out with her cats.

If she were an ice cream flavor her response was that she would be Trader Joe's New Caramel Swirl Ice Cream (part chocolate, part vanilla) - she's a mix of light-hearted and serious, introverted and invested in close relationships, nerdy and also a mix of other interests outside of fandom

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Emily
Mentor - West Virginia

Emily works as an assistant for a nonprofit and loves cows, card games, reading, puzzles, learning new things, arts and crafts, and trying new things.

If she were an ice cream flavor she would have to be espresso and chocolate because she says she tends to get bored easily, and thinks that has a lot of energy tied to it. Plus she adores coffee and chocolate. 

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Lilian
Mentor - Maryland

Lilian works as an artist and entrepreneur, enjoying cooking, pin collecting, watching nerdy movies, and hanging out with her cats.

When asked about what type of ice cream flavor she would be, her response was "Trader Joe's New Caramel Swirl Ice Cream (part chocolate, part vanilla) - I'm a mix of light-hearted and serious, introverted and invested in close relationships, nerdy and also a mix of other interests outside of fandom."

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Cheyenne
Mentor - California

Cheyenne works as an actress and loves to thrift, work on diamond painting, and play with her dog!

Cheyenne knows that if she were to be an icecream flavor, it would have to be Ben and Jerry's Lights, Caramel, Action! She is thinking very literal in the sense that her reasoning is that she is an actor, caramel is basically the color of her skin, and she just loves everything in that ice cream flavor.

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Emily
Mentor - West Virginia

Emily works as an assistant for a non-profit and loves all things cows as well as card games, reading, puzzles, learning new things, arts and crafts (cricut), and trying new things.

She says that if she were a flavor of ice cream, it would have to be Espresso and chocolate because she says she tends to get bored easily, and it has a lot of energy tied to it. Plus she just adores coffee and chocolate.

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Macie
MIT - North Carolina

Macie is a student in middle school and enjoys swimming, basketball, and dabbling in cooking.

If she were an ice cream flavor she would be mint chocolate chip flavored ice cream because she just loves things that have chocolate and mint!

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Abby
Co-Mentor - Massachusetts

Abby works as a Youth Advisory Specialist for APRIL (The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living) and enjoys video games (including streaming on Twitch), playing guitar and singing, baking, and going for walks with their Maine Coon, Apollo

If she were an ice cream flavor, they say that they would have to be mint chocolate chip, because they try their best to be bright, cheerful, and refreshing whenever they can!

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Bridget
Ally - Massachusetts

Bridget works in performance management and loves reading, playing video games, and spending time with her family.

If she were an ice cream flavor she thinks of herself as a Banana Split type of person, having lots of facets to her personality and always likes having lots of things going on.

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Kelly
Ally - Pennsylvania

Kelly works as in Human Resources for Pride Mobility Products/Quantum Rehab and loves hiking and walking her dog, playing sports, and spending time with friends and family.

If she were an ice cream flavor, she would have to be Chocolate chip cookie dough, because you get a variety of ingredients and flavors in one bite. 

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Lily
Ally - Illinois

Lily is currently doing an internship with Disability EmpowHer Network while going to high school as a senior. She enjoys reading mystery books, acting in plays, working as the Sound Master for her high school drama troupe and writing poetry.

If she were an ice cream flavor she thinks she would be the confident half-baked from Ben and Jerry's because you never know what you're going to get in a bite.

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Stephanie
Director - New York

Stephanie is an attorney and the Executive Director of Disability EmpowHer Network. 

If she were an ice cream flavor she would be chocolate brownie with fudge swirl because she thinks it is the superior flavor.

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