Marco is a first-year master’s student in the School Psychology department at the University of Connecticut. He previously received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Villanova University in 2022, with minors in Business and Italian. His undergraduate honors thesis focused on identifying barriers present in public education for students with autism and synthesizing strategies for school psychologists, classroom teachers, and other support staff to use to break down these barriers. Additionally, as an undergrad, he volunteered with Special Olympics Pennsylvania as well as in the VUnited Scholars program—a two-year professional program that provides vocational and academic instruction for students with intellectual disabilities. In his free time, Marco enjoys playing tennis with friends. He is excited about being part of LEND because it will expose him to many new skills and strategies geared toward creating access for those with disabilities. Marco is looking forward to combining what he learns through the LEND program with the experiences he has working with children and adults of different backgrounds and abilities to propel him forward into a career in School Psychology.