Marneet Lewis of Portland stands up for disability rights as a student leader.
Marneet Lewis of northeast Portland has earned a “Making a Difference” youth leadership award from the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement for her leadership in advancing the inclusion and recognition of people with disabilities.
“This distinction recognizes the efforts of not only me but that of many young people who daily challenge the cloak of disability not as defining barriers but rather as opportunities to educate,” Lewis said.
Lewis is a senior at Concordia University and a member of the Judicial Committee of the Associate Students of Concordia University.
Having experienced learning disabilities in her own life, she has never minimized her academic potential. She has been an honor student and a national voice for young leaders with disabilities.