I have been employed at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 2003 and am currently the Assistive Technology Specialist for the state of Wisconsin. I became a CATIS (Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist) in the summer of 2017. In my current role, I work with professionals statewide to conduct AT evaluations, provide consultations, and offer professional development opportunities and resources. I think the best part of my job (aside from getting my hands on all the cool new tech available in our field) is knowing that I can teach others to use that technology to help them become as independent and self-sufficient as possible. Technology is an important means of leveling life’s playing field. It opens doors to many things that blind and VI individuals could never access before and showcases their “ability” rather than their “disability” to peers, coworkers, employers, and the public at large. In my spare time, I am involved with local organizations for and of the blind. I also enjoy reading and fostering cats/kittens for the local humane society.