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My name is Jakira Rogers, and I am very excited to be taking on the role of Access Specialist within the Community Services Unit of MOD. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and I am glad to be continuing my journey in the heart of Boston. I have always had an interest in doing advocacy work and I am excited to be joining the efforts of MOD. As the Access Specialist, I will be working to promote architectural accessibility through technical assistance and training in all buildings constructed and renovated in Massachusetts, ensuring that individuals with disabilities can access and use those facilities.

Prior to working at MOD, I was a Personal Care Attendant through Tempus Unlimited. As a PCA, I provided one on one home care services for children with disabilities, promoting abilities and independence in the comfort of their home.

I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Suffolk University, where I majored in Sociology, with a concentration in Crime and Justice; I also minored in Government and Philosophy. During my time at Suffolk University I was actively involved on campus, and served as the Vice President for the Black Student Union, while also serving as an Event Coordinator for the Best Buddies organization, Suffolk University chapter. I look forward to assisting anyone with questions related to architectural access and can be reached at Jakira.Rogers@mass.gov or at (617)-727-7440 x27312. Thank you for such a warm welcome!

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