Staff

Grace Moskola PhotoGrace Moskola
Director

Grace Moskola, Director of the Accessible Education Office, began her career in college student accessibility services in 2010, and joined the AEO team in 2017. She holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership, a Master’s of Arts Degree in Career and Technical Education, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education. Originally from Central Florida, Grace previously held administrative and professional roles at The University of Central Florida and Rollins College. Grace’s leadership initiatives and areas of interest include the promotion of the social model of disability, with an emphasis on the intersectionality of identity development and social justice issues for individuals with disabilities. She is also an active member of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), and furthers her subject area knowledge through regular attendance, presentations, and interactions with this and other professional organizations. She is delighted to now call Harvard home.

 

JC Miller PhotoJ.C. Miller
Assistant Director

J.C. Miller is delighted to have joined the Accessible Education Office in 2018 after working in disability services in the K-12 public education space since 2009. J.C. began her career as a special education teacher in her home state of Texas, where she developed a pathway for students with diverse disability profiles to access the general curriculum through specially-designed instruction and uniquely tailored accommodations. She also brings experience as a special education administrator, having provided leadership and advocacy for students with disabilities at a turnaround school within the Boston Public Schools. J.C.'s professional interests include building diversity and equity in education and advancing social justice issues for individuals with disabilities. At AEO, she enthusiastically serves as primary liaison with the GSAS student population as well as the point person for students requiring accommodation for temporary injuries or illnesses. J.C is eager to engage with students and other members of the Harvard community to facilitate access.

J.C. holds a Master of Education degree in Learning and Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American Language and Cultures from New York University.

 

Verene Parker PhotoVérène Parker
Accommodations Administrator

With over 10 years’ experience working and studying in the areas of mental health and disability services, Vérène brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her role at AEO. Prior to coming to Harvard, Vérène trained and worked as a Psychodynamic Counselor in London, England, working with a variety of clients including college students struggling with anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, questions of identity, and trauma. In addition to her experience working in the field of mental health, Vérène has several years’ experience supporting adults with disabilities to live independently through the use of Personal Care Assistants and assistive technology. A committed member of the Harvard community, Vérène also serves as a First-Year Advisor. At AEO, Vérène is point person for exam accommodations, housing accommodations, and food allergies.

Vérène holds a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the Manor House Center for Psychotherapy and Counselling, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology from London Metropolitan University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of East Anglia.

 

Robyn Bahr PhotoRobyn Bahr
Accommodations Administrator

Robyn works directly with students seeking accommodations, including helping them clarify their needs and develop an effective accommodations plan. She began her career in disabilities at the Perkins School for the Blind, where she coordinated a national program that provides technology to people who are deaf-blind. From 2012-2016, she also served as a trustee, helpline counselor, and volunteer trainer with the Cambridge Women’s Center. She has been with AEO since 2015.

She holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an Ed.M. in Technology & Innovation from Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to her work at Harvard, she writes about film and television for various publications.

 

Petra Hartman PhotoPetra Hartman
Technology Coordinator

Petra joined AEO in 2017 as the Technology Coordinator. They are responsible for making sure technology works in the office. Petra maintains the website and the AIM Portal. They received their Bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Electrical & Computer Engineering where their research focused on analog microelectronics and assistive technology. Recently, they've worked on a variety of assistive technology projects, the most notable being refreshable braille displays, augmentative and alternative communication, web accessibility, and object detection with ultrasonic sensors. Petra is originally from Philadelphia, PA and enjoys creating stained glass artwork.