Doctoral Student - Cohort 1
University of Washington
Mischa is pursuing a doctorate in special education at the University of Washington. As a doctoral student, Mischa’s research interests focus on students with high-intensity developmental disabilities and their families, communities, and targeted supports. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s degree in special education from Claremont Graduate University. Mischa has spent the past decade fulfilling various roles within the field of special education, as a volunteer classroom aide, 1:1 behavioral aide, student teacher, educational intern supporting pro bono cases, specialized academic instructor/case manager, department chair, and district program specialist, directly providing support and services to students with disabilities and their families.