Meghan Schrader is an instructor and mentor at the E4Texas program at the University of Texas at Austin, She has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Musicology from the University of New Hampshire. She has served as an affiliate faculty member in Disability Studies at UNH.
Her experience growing up with a learning disorder also inspired her to serve on the governing board of Boston ASAN in 2015 and to volunteer as an education advocate for disabled students in foster care. Her research exploring bioethics issues in respect to musical representations of disability in 1950s America was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.
She maintains a personal blog called Diary of a Learning-Disabled Academic, through which she expresses her perspective on disability rights issues. She is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Quell Foundation Fighter scholarship. She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to use her talents in the E4Texas program, which she feels has helped her fulfill a calling to become a teacher and assist other people with disabilities.