University of Denver - 2016
Working with Special Olympics Colorado and bringing attention to inappropriate usage of the word "retard". Making it something that people should be actively aware of.
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After graduating from the University of Denver, Michael attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a Masters degree in Data Analytics, as well as a Masters of Business Administration. He currently is the HR Data Analytics Lead for DCP Midstream and backpacks the world in his spare time.
Working with Special Olympics Colorado has been something that I’ve been involved with since high school. Bringing attention to inappropriate usage of the word “retard” is something that people should be actively aware of. I am guilty of having used the R-word inappropriately and it wasn’t until I was able to work with individuals with an intellectual disability, did I realize the impact my words have. My Puksta project revolved around bringing awareness to the inappropriate usage of the word “retard”.