Alum Changing Attitudes on Disabilities in Russia


From: Russia Beyond the Headlines (Moscow, Russia) –

Denise Roza has spent the past 20 years working to improve the lives of Russians with disabilities. She spoke with RBTH U.S. editor Elena Bobrova about her background, the changes she has seen and the challenges still ahead.

RBTH: Where are you from and where did you go to school? Roza: I grew up in Chicago and I went to a small liberal arts school, Knox College in Galesburg, IL. I studied foreign languages, French and Russian (graduated in 1983)… I did a semester abroad in the Pushkin Institute of Foreign Languages… After working in business, I wanted to do something in the non-profit sector… The World Institute on Disability was looking for someone to set up their office in Moscow… Read more…