Micah Peace Urquilla

Micah Peace Urquilla
Research and Training Assistant
Office: Interoperability Lab, Madbury Commons, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: They/them/their

Professional Background

Micah Peace Urquilla holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies with concentrations in Organizational Leadership, Social Justice, and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (NKU). Micah is a community organizer trained in the tradition of the Midwest Academy, and a founding member of the Kentuckiana Autistic Spectrum Alliance (KASA), a peer support and social group by and for Neurodivergent Adults serving Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Micah is nearing a decade of service in the Disability community, and has experienced working with other Disabled folks across the lifespan and in a wide variety of roles and settings. They began their career as a Youth Independent Living Specialist at Louisville's Center for Accessible Living (CAL), where they developed expertise in peer-to-peer service delivery, curriculum design and universal design for learning (UDL), and systems advocacy. Micah's professional interests include participatory research; peer mentoring and other forms of popular education; and the intersections between I/DD, systemic experiences of oppression or marginalization, and trauma. Micah dreams of being part of a team to establish a START Program in their home state of Kentucky.

Education

B.A. Integrative Studies, Northern Kentucky University