Shaquinta Richardson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Georgia focusing on family relationships of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Specifically, she focuses on sibling relationships in African American families and how race and gender impact their relationships with one another as well as the larger social context.
Shaquinta is originally from South Carolina, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 2009, then her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree in 2013. She is currently working on her dissertation and will hopefully complete her doctorate in 2018. Shaquinta hopes to work for a UCEDD as a university professor. In addition to her academic endeavors, she hopes to continue practicing as a marriage and family therapist working with families of people with disabilities.