Brianna Hayward, MS

Inclusion Facilitator


  • BA, Political Science, New England College, 2017
  • MS, Government Studies/Political Science, Southern New Hampshire University, 2019
  • Doctor of Education, Northeastern University, Current 2020-


Brianna Hayward is currently a doctoral student at Northeastern University earning her E.D. with a concentration in curriculum development, teaching, learning and leadership. Her dissertation in practice has focus on the Higher Education Act (HEA) and access to college for adults with disabilities, including the impact of college costs to marginalized groups along with systemic barriers.

Brianna has worked in the human services field for over five years and developing a new internship training program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Moore JOBS. In that time she was able to partner with numerous colleges, Vocational Rehabilitation, and small businesses to bring customized employment, career development, and educational training to adults with I/DD. During this time Brianna also earned her Certified Rehabilitation Certificate, (CRP) and was a member of the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators.

In her personal life Brianna has volunteered for many years with the Miss Amazing INC program which provides confidence, life, and social skills for young adults with disabilities and a platform for advocacy. She has also been in state and national scholarship programs including Miss United States where she held the title of Miss New Hampshire United States. In her free time she enjoys boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, yoga, and attending Barre Life classes.


The UNH-Institute on Disability (IOD), in partnership with numerous UNH academic and administrative partners is working to provide inclusive higher education opportunities to young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID).  Planning efforts are well underway on the Durham campus to provide a 2- year day and/or residential Community Transition Program (CTP). A CTP Program is a federally recognized program at a higher education institution that offers inclusive education for individuals with ID that leads to credential attainment.

Brianna Hayward is a woman with shoulder length brown hair
Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Drive
Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824