Anna Fedewa is the Manager of Public Policy for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) where she manages a federal policy portfolio of issues that affect individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities, including economic and financial security policy issues. Anna also works to connect members of the community to public policy through grassroots initiatives. Her passion for advocacy and disability rights grew from the friendships she made with individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities as a young child and was further cultivated during her time teaching high school special education and working with her alma mater’s inclusive post-secondary program. Originally from Houston, TX, Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood-12 special education with a minor in psychology from Texas A&M University and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.