Fellowship Alumni

Louma Sebaihi, RN, BSN

Louma Sebaihi is a graduate of Ohio University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude in Nursing. She is currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at West Virginia University. Louma has worked as a special-education school nurse in Michigan and is interested in the field of disabilities. She has been involved in research since 2015 and is currently a CED Diversity and Disability fellow. Louma hopes to bring disability awareness and education to her community. She and her husband reside in Morgantown with their two daughters.

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Nicoletta Ciampa

Nicoletta Ciampa is a first-year graduate student at West Virginia University in the College of Education and Human Services.  She is studying to achieve her M.A. in Elementary Education with Certification and hopes to complete a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Disabilities Studies.  With her Bachelors of Music, Nicoletta aspires not only to create and maintain a diverse and creative classroom, but to become a Nationally Board Certified Music Therapist in order to provide services and extracurricular activities to children with a variety of needs.  She is particularly interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, and Speech and Language Pathology.  It is her hope to integrate her passions in order to provide better experiences in education and life to all who she encounters.

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Magda Rivera-Dillon, ME, PMP, LPN, LEND Trainee

Magda Rivera-Dillon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez. She worked for many years as an engineer in the federal government and was responsible for engineering, research, test and evaluation, and project management.

Following her career in the federal government, Magda pursued studies in the health field in which she had been interested for many years and became a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Magda is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Health Sciences with an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies at West Virginia University (WVU). She is a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Trainee and directly supports the Autism Teen Support Group at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities.  She is a member of the Project Management Institute and DAU Alumni Association. She is a Tau Beta Phi Engineering Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society Alumnus.

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Brittany Given

I am a diversity fellow at West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities. I was born in South Korea, but was raised in West Virginia. I'm currently in my second year of law school. I have a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to law school, I worked at a disability rights organization, providing advocacy services for individuals with disabilities. I also have a brother with a disability. I've always been interested in special education law, and, as part of my fellowship at WVU CED, I'm developing special education resources for students with disabilities and their families.