Sharon Valencia | Felicity House

Sharon Valencia

Sharon joined Felicity House in 2014 after serving as the Program Associate at the Simons Foundation, an affiliated organization with a mission to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics, autism and basic sciences. One of Sharon’s main projects at the Simons Foundation was to establish a pilot group for adult women with autism, which later helped shape many of the current programs at Felicity House. Previously, Sharon worked as the Program Director of a nonprofit started by the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, which helped foster the professional development of emerging artists. Sharon has a BA in Communications and Art History from Rutgers University and an MA in Design from Parsons/The New School for Design.

Sharon is happiest hanging out with her two dachshunds. She loves to read, eat pizza, bake, and build terrariums.


Emily Brooks

Emily Brooks is a writer on the autism spectrum, an advocate for social justice and works with disabled young people in New York City. Currently pursuing her MA in Disability Studies, Emily is passionate about affecting change in the disability and LGBTQ communities. To read more work or get in touch, please check out or follow Emily on Twitter at @emilybrooks89.

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