From St. John’s to Capitol Hill: an Alumna’s Career Focus on Disability Advocacy

Vivian Fridas ’13G, a Public Policy Specialist at the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), recently reflected on her path to becoming a passionate advocate and trailblazer for disability rights. As a Public Policy Specialist, she promotes financial independence for those who are blind and/or visually impaired through AbilityOne, the largest federal employer for those are blind and/or visually impaired in the United States. 

Vivian Fridas ’13G

“I was really impressed with how St. John’s approached the world,” she reflected. “The University’s mission was evident throughout the curriculum, and there was always an emphasis on service and giving back to others. I really appreciated that because it was something I really wanted to focus on myself and break into.”

Vivian Fridas ’13G
  • MA in Government and Politics
  • St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences