In August, I started my college career at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I selected Emory for many reasons but one of the highlights includes the learning opportunities the university provides related to disabilities. Emory has a Down Syndrome Clinic for children, infancy to age 14, and a top research initiative on autism. During my time at Emory, I plan to take advantage of these amazing opportunities.
Although I have been very busy with my new environment, interesting classes, classwork, and meeting lots of people, I continue to work towards achieving the goals of dance4empowerment – setting up dance programs for people with disabilities and fostering partnerships with foundations in the Boston area while promoting more inclusion. Shortly after arriving in Atlanta, I received an email from Prepped & Polished, an educational service that has been in existence for 15 years, asking to be interviewed for a podcast. Their education and inspiration podcasts aim to provide “groundbreaking insight from today‘s most influential educators, leaders, and minds.” I was honored to discuss my work with dance4empowerment and to give advice to high school students about preparing for college. I invite you to take the time to listen to the podcast and encourage you to share it:http://preppedandpolished.com/sierra-weiss-empowering-students-through-dance/