In his role as AAHD’s new social media intern, David Barnstone works closely with Executive Director Roberta Carlin and Project Associate Karl Cooper to increase AAHD’s visibility and promote engagement with its initiatives, including the Disability Research and Dissemination Center and National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative. Barnstone helps AAHD manage its presence across various social media platforms, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Barnstone will graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May with an individualized major in science journalism. He served as his fraternity’s (Pi Kappa Phi) philanthropy executive, leading the chapter in programming support for people with disabilities through Push America. Pi Kappa Phi is the only fraternity to own and operate a charitable organization.
After graduation, Barnstone plans to pursue a career in research communications and writing. He currently works at the UMass Center for Research on Families, disseminating research findings to a variety of audiences. He also regularly contributes science articles to the university’s student newspaper, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.