Jules (they/them) is a disability justice activist and policy analyst. They are queer, trans, and multiply-disabled. Jules holds a Master in Public Policy from the University of New Hampshire and currently works as the Assistant Director of Not Dead Yet, a grassroots organizing nonprofit that works to end discriminatory practices against disabled people in medical settings. Their own organization, Neighborhood Access, works with community-facing entities to help them make their presence and practices more accessible to disabled people.
Jules has served as an appointed member of the White House Office of Public Engagement Disability Advisory Council, and was part of the hiring committee for the first ever full-time White House American Sign Language interpreters. Prior to their current role at Not Dead Yet, Jules was the Director of Accessible Communications at Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, where they helped fellow Deaf and Hard of Hearing community members access technology to help them thrive in vocational, educational, and social settings. They have received a Volunteer Service Award from Volunteer New Hampshire, and were also the recipient of the 2020 NH Stay Work Play Outstanding College Student of the Year Rising Star Award.
Jules currently lives in Somersworth, NH with their pet cockatiel, Chompers.