Kerry Patenaude

Kerry Patenaude, Research Associate

Kerry Patenaude is a research associate at the Lurie Institute and a doctoral student in the individually-designed interdisciplinary Educational Studies program at Lesley University. Her areas of interest include Disabilities Studies, Public Policy, and Transitions. Kerry has worked with students with disabilities of all ages in a variety of contexts for over 25 years, including as a mother. Most recently she served as the assistant director of Disability Services and Support at Brandeis University for six years and prior to that as the assistant director of Student Support Services at Boston University School of Medicine. Kerry is very excited to make the transition from direct services to the research and policy side of disability work.