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Meet Karin Korb!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I am currently the Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator at Lakeshore Foundation. My professional experience, aside from the resume, work load and the initials after my name,  is my lived experience as a person with a disability.  As part of my professional skill set,  having access to and trusted relationships with a vast network of diverse people with disabilities and allies who are willing to provide a more intense and intellectualized perspective on the Disabled experience with respect to the AW mission is quite powerful. Organizations and corporations are  often NOT inclusive of the Diverse Disability perspective and I feel that sharing not only my own expertise,  but more importantly convening and elevating this vast network into bigger discussions is just one of the professional skills that I bring to America Walks.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you. 

What matters to me more than “walking” since I don’t “walk”  is the opportunity to move in spaces and infrastructures where I, as a person with a physical disability, am intentionally included.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable. 

One thing anyone can do is to be or become an active citizen in their respective community regardless of the subject matter.  Civic engagement is so often underrated, yet it is imperative to having your personal and community related issues heard.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk? 

Currently my favorite place that I like to push my wheelchair is the Rotary Trail in Birmingham, AL which also connects me to Railroad Park. Both of those spaces are accessible, safe, inclusive, outside and beautiful!

5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be? 

I would absolutely go for a walk with my Mama, who I completely love and adore!  My mother walks and swims every day. While I currently no longer live close to home, any time I am in New Jersey we go for daily walks in Brookdale Park and what a park it is!