Social Jobs

If you are looking for a career working with and helping others, a career in the social category may be ideal for you. Many folks who have careers in this category are describe themselves as extraverts, and enjoy working with others. Examples of social careers include counselors, psychologists, and non-profit work. This category also includes people that work in the field of helping other blind people learn and reach their full potential. This career category can also include hands-on jobs such as caretaking and other positions in healthcare.

Kacie Weldy

Helen Keller National Center

Kacie Weldy works at the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC), assisting deaf blind consumers and their families as they work towards employment and seek services to further each client’s independence.

Jay Rufo

MetroWest Regional Director, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Jay Rufo currently works as the Regional MetroWest Director of The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB). Mr.

Brianna Murray

Program Coordinator at Project EDGE

Brianna Murray is a Program Coordinator with Project RISE in Virginia. Brianna has been visually impaired since birth due to Leber's congenital amaurosis.

Megan Dausch

Helen Keller National Center

Braille, technology and accessibility are the driving passions behind Megan Dausch’s life and work. Megan has held a variety of jobs since graduating with her M.A in Language and Literacy from the City College of New York.

Ann Chippetta

Retired trauma therapist, poet, and author

Ann Chiappetta Had been living with RP, but it did not start to affect her until she was 28. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the college of new Rochelle in 2003. She later received her Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy from Iona college in 2007.

Will Butler

Vice President, Be My Eyes

Mr. Butler is the Vice President at Be My Eyes, which is an mobile app that connects blind and low vision users with volunteers to virtually assist people with visual tasks. He attended UC Berkeley with a B.A. in American History.

Barbara Black

Elementary School Teacher and Administrator

Barbara Black was Born and raised in New York, but she ultimately taught in Northampton, MA. starting in 1978 working in Early childhood education until her retirement in 2017.