Meet the DCC Team

Emily Shryock at adapted sports nightEmily Shryock (she/her), Director

Emily is proud to be the founding director of UT Austin’s Disability Cultural Center. As a disabled woman, Emily is excited to combine her personal and professional experience in the DCC director role and looks forward to creating a community for disabled students, faculty, staff and alumni. Emily has been connected to UT Austin in a variety of capacities since 2010. She worked in Disability and Access for 12 years, graduated from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work with a master’s in Community and Administrative Leadership and has taught as part of the UT’s Critical Disability Studies program. Emily has served on several nonprofit boards in the Austin area and looks forward to building relationships between the DCC and the greater Austin community. Emily is a wheelchair athlete and has competed in several sports, including wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis and paratriathlon.



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