Luticha André Doucette
She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Bioinformatics. While there, she developed protein surface prediction algorithms.
After graduating, she was a Fellow at the University of Rochester, where she worked in a genomics lab that focused on analyzing the venom of parasitoid wasps to develop new drug therapies for various diseases.
In 2017 she authored a report on wage disparities across race, gender, and disability in Rochester and Monroe County in conjunction with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. In 2018, authored a follow-up report on employment barriers for disabled people in Rochester and Monroe County.
She is a graduate of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship program and an AUCD Emerging Leader and an inductee into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame established by the National Disability Mentoring Coalition. She was also the 2020 – 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awardee from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Luticha’s research and writing has been featured in various publications such as Insect Molecular Biology, Toxicon, The New York Times, and Yes! Magazine. She is a former founding member of Rochester Accessible Adventures and she helped change the landscape and attitudes around inclusive recreation in New York State.
She is the owner of Catalyst Consulting, which helps organizations, leaders, and advocates examine equity across race, gender identity, and disability in policies, practices, procedures, and relationships.
In her spare time she is a fencer, cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.
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