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Tune in to episode 7 of the Disability Inclusion: Required podcast.

Shifting Toward a Disability-Inclusive Workplace Culture: A Conversation with Luticha André Doucette

In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, host Emily Ladau welcomes Luticha André Doucette, a disability justice advocate and the owner of Catalyst Consulting.

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), join Emily and Luticha for a conversation on shifting towards a more disability-inclusive workplace culture. Luticha offers a wealth of honest insights and best practices for fostering accessible, equitable workplaces for all.

Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis and Precious Perez. Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

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Featured Guest

Luticha Doucette is honey skinned person sitting in a hot pink and black wheelchair with their hair braided into a swoop across their forehead. They are wearing a black and white houndstooth long sleeve shirt with fire hot pink pants, large clear glasses, Aqua colored earrings that look like rock candy, and a silver multistrand necklace.

Luticha André Doucette

Luticha André Doucette, owner of Catalyst Consulting, graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Bioinformatics where she developed protein surface prediction algorithms. After graduating, she was a Fellow at the University of Rochester where she worked in a genomics lab that focused on analyzing the venom of parasitoid wasps to develop new drug therapies for various diseases. In 2017 she authored a report on wage disparities across race, gender, and disability in Rochester and Monroe County in conjunction with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative and in 2018 authored a follow-up report on employment barriers for disabled people in Rochester and Monroe County.

She is a graduate of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship program and an AUCD Emerging Leader. She is committed to helping organizations examine equity across race, gender identity, and disability in policies, practices, procedures, and relationships. She lives in Rochester, NY with her two cats.