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Ketrina Hazell

Ketrina Hazell

Since being named Ms. Wheelchair New York 2018, Ketrina “Trina” Hazell has actively promoted inclusivity and accessibility for everyone.

She recently developed the “Trina Legacy Project” to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in March 2019 and helped put together and host the first ever disability awareness workshop educating employees within the New York City Department of Education. Trina also works with New York City schools to encourage youth advocacy and inclusion.

Last summer, Trina was appointed by Governor Cuomo to the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and her long-term goal is to join the local Community Board. Trina would also like to become a certified medical administrative assistant or a teacher’s assistant, earn a bachelor’s degree and become a special education teacher and transition specialist.

When her reign as Ms. Wheelchair ends, she plans on creating a Little Ms. Wheelchair New York Program to help younger girls become empowered.

And that is what makes Trina One of a Kind.