Brenda Smith is an Associate Director for the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) at the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice (IDRPP) at Utah State University. In her role she provides technical assistance and facilitation services for contracts with State Education Agencies and Local Education Agencies. She has experience leading several projects, including Indicator 8 parent surveys, Indicator 14 postsecondary outcomes surveys, and program evaluations. Brenda has stakeholder group facilitation experience at the local, state, and federal levels. She has a Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines with a specialization in Disability Studies. Her research includes activism among college students with disabilities and representation of students with disabilities in charter schools compared to traditional public schools.