'Failing at Being Disabled': A conversation with alumna Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson, Penn State class of 1994, joins Penn State Altoona for a virtual, candid conversation about disabilities during National Disability Awareness Employment Month.

While a student at Penn State, Robinson was diagnosed with genetic vision impairment and is legally blind. She will share her own personal story and the reasons she said she has "failed at being disabled." Using an interview format, Robinson will answer questions about succeeding at school and work, overcoming barriers, handling workplace issues including interviewing, and many other topics related to career and academic success. She also will talk about how she became a speaker at the United Nations, and gave a TED Talk that received more than 1.5 million views.

Robinson graduated from Penn State in 1994 with a degree in health policy and administration and currently lives in New York City. Join us for a virtual networking event following the presentation.

Registration is available online.