Amanda Jackson is a third year doctoral student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Higher Education Program at the University of North Texas. She has over 15 years of combined experience in the fields of education and social services. She has taught and served students with varying abilities from preschool age to the adult learner in multiple settings including the K-12 public school system, community college, and 4-year university. Her interest in providing post-secondary education to students with intellectual disability began in 2012 and continues to be her primary focus of research and advocacy work. She serves on the Special Education Advisory Committee with Plano I.S.D., the Marketing Committee with the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, and with a local church organization as an instructor in an inclusive educational setting.