Bailey Hamblin, Access Specialist
Raised in Oregon and now hailing from the East Bay Area of California, I moved to San Luis Obispo for my undergraduate education in 2011 and I haven’t left since!
I received my B.A. and M.A. in English from Cal Poly where I concentrated my scholarly work in the fields of Disability Studies and trauma-informed approaches to intersectional anti gender-based violence work.
I spent several years working as a State-certified crisis counselor and sexual violence survivor advocate providing in-person counseling, staffing the local crisis hotline, and developing educational workshops and presentations for the campus and local community. During my graduate program, I also worked in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center to launch the Disability Cultural Commencement for students and a disability resource group for faculty and staff. My thesis focused on representations of disability, the body, race, nationality, and gender in literature.
I’m thrilled to be working with the Disability Resource Center as an Access Specialist and providing critical, life-affirming services to students. I look forward to meeting a diverse community of students across the campus and empowering them to find the best ways and resources to utilize and enhance their unique skill sets, passions, and goals.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading contemporary poetry, theory, and literature of all kinds. I also love doing family genealogy work, amateur taxidermy, crafts, dabbling in the occult, hanging out with any and all animals, and watching horror movies. Stop by my office to say hi and have a cup of coffee sometime!
Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)