Hilary Travers - Blindness/Visual Impairment - Vanderbilt University
Hilary Travers is a Northeast native currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee where she attends Vanderbilt University as a doctoral student in the visual impairment program. She earned both her B.A. and M.Ed. at Boston College and worked as a teacher in the deafblind program at the Perkins School for the Blind for three years. She holds a teaching license for both elementary school students (grades 1-6) as well as students with severe disabilities (grades K-12).
Hilary’s current areas of interest in the field of visual impairment include; working with students with visual impairments and their families, improving transition service plans, and creating employment opportunities for students with combined sensory loss. She has a strong interest in policy and research aimed at making systematic change to better include students with sensory disabilities in every aspect of their community.
In addition to her love for working with students Hilary is passionate about traveling and hiking. In the past year she visited 20 American National Parks and lived in New Zealand where she hiked many of New Zealand’s “Great Walks”.