Staff Members

Sasha Blair-Goldensohn

Sasha Blair-Goldensohn is a Software Engineer in the New York office of Google. He has worked on projects to help Google Maps users with mobility impairments decide where to go (with crowdsourced accessibility information), and how to get there (with wheelchair-friendly public transit directions). In addition, Sasha is co-founder of the Rise and Resist Elevator Action Group, […]

Barb Izzo

Barb went to Harvard Law School, has practiced law at Wilson Sonsini and Jenner & Block, held several C-level positions in startups backed by top VCs, such as Sequoia Capital, and served as an external advisor for a number of successful technology companies.   Barb served as GC of AdMob, the pioneer in mobile advertising, and successfully […]

Anya Emerson

Anya has over a decade of trial court and appellate experience, specializing in domestic violence and juvenile dependency law in both New York and California.  Now a solo practitioner focusing on state court appellate practice, Anya has previously worked as a staff attorney at the Family Violence Appellate Project and at the First District Appellate Project, where […]

Kara Janssen

Kara Janssen joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2010 as the John W. Carson / LD Access Fellowship Attorney. Her fellowship work focused on advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with print disabilities. Mrs. Janssen received her law degree from the New York University School of Law in 2010 where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar […]

Kasey Corbit

2006-2008 DRA Fellow What drew you to DRA? I am personally drawn to and passionate about the work because I have family members with disabilities and I have had my own journey with disability. While in law school, I worked on a case about the provision of mental health care in California prisons. I was […]

Karla Gilbride

2008-2010 John W. Carson Fellow How did you get involved in disability rights? I’ve always been committed to working for change, and while working as a community organizer, I discovered that I loved to write and get into the mechanics of issues – so law school was a natural choice. I’ve always had a personal […]