News Type: What's Your Story

Buffy Quinn’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundPeople always ask me about my name, Buffy. I was named after the singer Buffy Sainte Marie. If you haven’t heard of her, she is a fold singer, popular in the 60s. My parents wanted me to have a “revolutionary name.” People usually think it is a nickname, but …

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Shawn Shields Lyons’ Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundOne of my favorite quotes is by Arnold Edinborough, “Curiosity is the very basis of education, and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say the cat died nobly.” This kind of sums up my outlook on both education and life, and it also adds a …

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Lisa Bradshaw’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundI was raised in California, later moving onto Oregon, then on to Minnesota. No members of my family attended college, but I knew at a young age that I would attend college. While in high school, I attended a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) event at the University of …

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Caleb Dyrud’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundI am an Inclusive Flight Advocate and USAF veteran from Waynesboro, My name is Caleb Dyrud and I’ve lived in the Thief River Falls, Minnesota area all my life. My family moved to the area so my dad could teach Aircraft Maintenance at Northland Community & Technical College. Growing …

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Rob Corbett’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundI am an Inclusive Flight Advocate and USAF veteran from Waynesboro, Virginia. After suffering a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2016, I have devoted my time in educating and training individuals of all “Abilities” in assistive technology, vocational skills, and adapted sUAS operations. I am paralyzed from the chest …

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