AUSTIN, Texas, January 23, 2020— The OpEd Project invited Dr. Nick Winges-Yanez of the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) to join the prestigious 2020 Public Voices Fellowship.
The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship goal is to dramatically increase the public impact of the nation's top underrepresented thinkers, and to ensure their ideas help shape the important conversations of our age. During the one-year program, fellows will participate in seminars, receive one-on-one mentoring, and will engage in forums with media insiders.
“I'm excited to have the opportunity to advocate for and discuss issues related to IDD (intellectual developmental disability),” Dr. Winges-Yanez said.
UT is one of the only public institutions participating in the fellowship program and 2020 will be the sixth year partnering with The OpEd Project. According to the UT Provost, 99 UT Austin Fellows have participated in the Public Voices fellowship and have produced over 420 concrete successes since its partnership began. To learn more about The OpEd Project and its national initiative visit UT’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost’s site at provost.utexas.edu/faculty/oped-project-public-voices-fellowship.