Katelyn Kelel is a blind student pursuing a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree, along with a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Seattle University. She was appointed by the Student Bar Association to be Seattle University’s first student Disability Representative, and she co-founded the Disability Inclusion Alliance student organization which launched in June 2022.
In addition, she currently serves as president of the board of directors for Seedlings Braille Books for Children, a not for profit organization that produces high quality, low-cost books for children with vision loss across the country and around the world. Prior to law school, she worked as an Access Consultant. In this role, she successfully worked to support equity and inclusion efforts across various organizations and industries including the Smithsonian Institution. Her long-term goals are to establish and partner with not-for-profit organizations across the world to address specific social justice reforms needed on a local level.
We congratulate Katelyn on her achievements thus far, and hope she continues the fine work and advocacy going forward.