Victoria Hamilton (College of Charleston, ‘14) is changing how the world views disabled people in higher education. Hamilton (born July 11, 1991) grew up in Roswell, Georgia and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after her mother noticed she wasn’t hitting her developmental milestones. After not being able to speak, she was enrolled in full-time speech therapy all that lasted through secondary school.
After graduating with a B.S degree in psychology, Hamilton became a childcare provider for disabled children. She works at the Medical University of South Carolina, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Savannah Memorial Health Hospital serving the disabled community. She is the Disability Specialist at the College of Charleston’s center for disabilities services. She recently got accepted to Wheelock’s Master of Social Work program. Although it has taken years of hard work, cerebral palsy has not stopped her from overcoming these obstacles, and tearing down the educational barriers that set to define her.