Staff Members

Darren Minarik

Darren Minarik is currently an associate professor in secondary social studies and special education teacher preparation and serves as co-director for the Virginia Inclusive Practices Center at Radford University. He is also a senior staff member for the American Civics Center, a nonpartisan civic education organization based in Washington, D.C. Darren earned a B.A. and […]

Ptahra Jeppe

Ptahra Jeppe joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2020 as a Wolinsky Fellowship Attorney. She departed DRA in 2021 to become a Staff Attorney at Advocates for Children of New York. Ms. Jeppe received her J.D. magna cum laude with a curricular focus in Disability Law & Policy and an M.S.Ed. in Disability Studies from Syracuse […]

Chloe Holzman

Chloe Holzman joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2020 as a Staff Attorney. Her past practice has focused on housing, public benefits, and reducing barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Prior to joining DRA, she was an Agency Attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, where she prosecuted violations of the City’s […]

Shane Burcaw

Shane Burcaw is the author of three award-winning books about living with a disability. His humorous memoirs have been celebrated by the American Library Association, The Today Show, Publisher’s Weekly, and more. Shane co-founded Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. in 2012, which has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in adaptive equipment to people living […]

Rebecca Sobie

Rebecca Sobie joined DRA as a Senior Staff Attorney in 2020. She has an extensive background handling a variety of civil litigation matters, with a focus on labor and employment class action work. She is a dedicated and passionate advocate, supporting equality, social justice, and civil rights. Prior to joining DRA, Ms. Sobie concentrated on […]

Kyndra LoCoco

Kyndra LoCoco is the Accessibility Partner Programs Manager for Google. In this role, she cultivates relationships with non-profits, advocacy organizations, training centers, rehabilitation centers, schools, universities, companies, governments and more. Kyndra has been with Google since 2012 and the Accessibility team since 2016. Prior to her current role, she built the Google Disability Support team […]

Ife Kubler-Agyemang

Ife Kubler-Agyemang joined Disability Rights Advocates from 2019-2020 as a Legal Fellow. Ms. Kubler-Agyemang received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School as a Kennedy Scholar in 2019, and her LL.B with First Class Honors, from the University of Bristol in 2017. Ms. Kubler-Agyemang was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2018 […]