Adina Zahradnikova is Feburary’s Alumna Highlight. Adina has had, and is continuing to have, a remarkable career.
Adina obtained her law degree from Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași in 1996. She then obtained her LLM in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources law from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney Law School. After graduation, Adina returned to Romaina to serve as a Program Director for the Peace Corps. She acted in this from from 1998 to 2000 in Bucharest, Romaina. Between that service and her joining the Disability Law Center, Adina taught law in China.
Adina joined the Disability of Law Center thirteen years ago. While there she has advocated on behalf of individuals in the community with disabilities, ensuring the public has the best information available about working and living with people with disabilities and that those suffering have the best options available for living full, enriched, fulfilling lives. She was chosen as Executive Director in 2010.
In speaking about fair housing in April, 2015, Adina stated:
Fair housing also promotes integration, which supports the basic American principle that “all men are created equal.” Integration also breaks down ideas about “the other” and helps to build inclusive communities. Non-discriminatory, inclusive housing practices foster tolerance and understanding. They enhance individual and community economic success. Inclusive communities are more marketable for economic development and attract a wider range of potential residents who make up a diverse workforce and who can support commercial and industrial enterprises.
Adina is February’s Alumna Highlight.