SSD is excited to welcome Laina Hubbard as our newest Disabilities Services Coordinator! Laina is filling a newly created position within SSD that will help SSD meet the growing demand for direct student support and expand outreach efforts across campus.
Laina was raised in western Massachusetts, before attending Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While completing her degree in Psychology, Laina worked as a tutor for students with learning disabilities, and discovered a passion for supporting learners of all kinds. She continued to work as a Special Education tutor and advocate in her hometown in the Berkshires for several years, before joining an organization that supported college students with learning differences. She enjoyed this work so much that she decided to join a much bigger organization, supporting many more college students—the University of Texas.
Laina enjoys travel, dancing, reading, studying French, and spending time with friends—as well as with her neurotic and highly anxious Chihuahua, Chandler. As a (very) recent transplant from the snowy northeast, Laina is looking forward to enjoying Austin’s warm and sunny climate while exploring all that the city has to offer.